News & Press2020-04-04T12:43:39+00:00

News & Press

Read relevant news and press about MHP and topics of mental illness.

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How forced hospitalization of ‘mentally ill’ people will work in New York

December 1st, 2022|

Good Worker's News

"The NYPD has long been accused of mistreating and criminalizing citizens with mental illness or in crisis, according to previous reports from the [Mental Health Project of the] Urban Justice Center, New York University and more."

18 hours of Action: Riker’s Island Closure Demands Repeated at Lower Manhattan Protest

November 3rd, 2022|


"Members of the [UJC organized] Jails Action Coalition, #HALTsolitary Campaign, Freedom Agenda [of the Urban Justice Center], VOCAL-NY, and more set out faux body bags along with the names of those who have perished while imprisoned. Organizers claimed that about 1,000 inmates on the penal island suffer from mental illness, making the DOC facility a caretaker for mental health."

Advocates, Leaders to hold a day of action for lives lost in DOC custody

November 2nd, 2022|

News12 Brooklyn

"Johnny Perez, a former inmate at Rikers Island, a member of the Jails Action Coalition [and a member of the Board of Directors for UJC], expressed how those deaths at the facility have impacted the city. "

Black Leaders Are Conveying the Far Left’s Unease With Eric Adams

July 21st, 2022|

NY Times

“‘Mayor Adams, your constituents are dying,’ Dr. Victoria A. Phillips, who works with the [Mental Health Project of the] Urban Justice Center, said at the rally. ‘You said you represent the Black and brown community, well, step up. Step up and save us."


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