Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Andy Lehren

Second Advisor

Ben Lesser

Third Advisor

Jere Hester

Subject Concentration

Investigative

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

Forty years after New York City began to "deinstitutionalize" its mental health system in hopes of building community-based care, the city is still falling short. This investigative project, undertaken by six reporters at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism, uncovers the treatment gaps facing mentally ill New Yorkers, who are among the most vulnerable in the city. The project follows them to the actual places where they seek care: hospitals, clinics, homeless shelters, prisons and schools.

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