The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) announced the
availability of up to $105,000 in grant funding for projects that help reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.
Funding is provided through the voluntary tax check-off program launched in 2016, which allows taxpayers to contribute easily to the ‘Mental Illness Anti-Stigma Fund’ when filing their NYS taxes.
OMH Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan said, “The stigma unfairly applied to people living with mental illness often robs them of the opportunities many of us take for granted, including a good job, suitable and safe housing and appropriate health care.
Stigma also discourages people with mental illness from seeking the help they need to address their health issues. OMH is actively working to reduce the negativity surrounding mental illness, and this funding, generously donated by New Yorkers, will support that mission and help our partners in communities across the state provide hope for individuals who are working towards recovery…
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