New York State Takes Bold Step to Support Mental Health


Albany, NY (WNY News Now) – New York Governor Kathy Hochul introduces the 988 Community Education and Awareness Toolkit, aimed at providing vital support to individuals confronting suicide-risk.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the successful launch of New York State’s 988 Community Education and Awareness Toolkit. This interactive resource tool is specifically designed to aid individuals who may be at risk of suicide, providing essential resources and information.

Developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health, the comprehensive 988 toolkit includes essential marketing and educational resources. It aims to educate the public on recognizing the key signs and risks associated with suicide, equipping educators, home and health care providers, and families with essential tools to address mental health concerns.

For more information visit the New York State Office of Mental Health website:

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