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District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Today I feel very lucky to be a part of the New York City Council. We are considering several bills that treat the causes of violence, with less emphasis on punishing people for problems that could have been prevented.

Violence in our community is not inevitable. To say that violence spreads like a disease is not a metaphor—it is what the science now shows.

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February 22, 2021

1-800-273-8255. Please remember that phone number because it is our National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which can save a life for someone in crisis. If you have a fire in your apartment, call 911 and if your garbage wasn’t picked up you can call 311. None of these numbers are appropriate for someone experiencing a mental health or suicide crisis.

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Joins with mental health clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents in call for infusing the values of ThriveNYC across City agencies and putting forth proposals to advance mental health care in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., alongside clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents released a white paper entitled, “Mental Health is Public Health,” at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

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