ICS Executive Director, Dr. Charles Corliss gave the opening remarks at a Town Hall Meeting in late March welcoming the NYC’s First Lady, Chirlane I. McCray.
Along with Dr. Gary Belkin of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Ms. McCray was in attendance to launch the pioneering Thrive NYC mental health initiative – a comprehensive, unprecedented effort to fright the stigma of mental illness; expand mental health services in nontraditional, community based settings; and train cohorts of individuals in basic mental health ‘CPR’ .
The First Lady’s presentation was received enthusiastically by a standing room only crowd of neighborhood residents, mental health professionals, and employees of community based organizations.
For more information on ThriveNYC, go to https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/
Photo (left to right): Mark Levine – City Council 7th District, NYC First Lady Chirlane I. McCray, Dr. Gary Belkin (NYC DOH & MH), Dr. Charles Corliss (ICS), Standing Ydanis Rodriguez – City Council 10th District