Jeffrey Lieberman M.D

New York Daily News | Opinion – Public Mental Health Plans Can Be Made to Work

(Luiz C. Ribeiro/for New York Daily News)
New York Daily News • Mar 01 2023 
By Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Steven Leifman and Dr. E. Fuller Torrey

Mayor Adams’ plan to get homeless individuals with serious mental illnesses off the streets and into treatment echoes past initiatives that failed and has been met by a torrent of criticism. Witness the failure of the Koch administration’s effort to remove mentally ill homeless people from the streets and provide them with health care services whether they wanted them or not, and then-Mayor de Blasio’s NYC Safe and ThriveNYC programs.