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  • Petitioned NYS Office of Mental Health Attn: Kristin Woodlock, Acting Commissioner

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NYS Office of Mental Health Attn: Kristin Woodlock, Acting Commissioner

Keep Buffalo Psychiatric Center in Buffalo, NY OPEN

    1. IRENE TURSKI
    2. Petition by

      IRENE TURSKI

      buffalo, NY

It is crucial to keep this facility open to house and treat the mentally ill of Buffalo and Erie County New York.  BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER TREATS 1,800 PEOPLE IN ERIE COUNTY.  We cannot have our mentally ill on the streets or in prisons.  This concerns all citizens of Buffalo and Erie County.  Now is the time to sign this and let them know we will not allow the closure of Buffalo Psychiatric Center.  NYS Office of Mental Health will be legally and morally responsible for any tragic events that occur.

We just lost additional beds and treatment for the mentally ill with the closing of Buffalo General Hospital on 6/7/13.  Where will these people go, it has now become a travesty.  Our loved ones will be on the streets.  DO NOT CLOSE OUR BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, PROTECT OUR MENTALLY ILL LOVED ONES AND THE PUBLIC.  PLEASE HELP US AND SIGN.  NYS OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH WILL BE MAKING THE DECISION TO CLOSE BUFFALO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER BY JULY 2013, WE MUST STOP THEM.  PLEASE DONATE OR JOIN NAMI.ORG TO HELP US.

 

To:
NYS Office of Mental Health Attn: Kristin Woodlock, Acting Commissioner
Keep Buffalo Psychiatric Center in Buffalo, NY OPEN

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. "Buffalo General failed its psychiatric patients" in Buffalo News Opinion

      IRENE TURSKI
      Petition Organizer

      This just appeared in the Buffalo News on 6/22/13, Opinions Section. Now, more than ever, we cannot afford the loss of Buffalo Psychiatric Center:
      Buffalo General failed its psychiatric patients
      http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/OPINION/130629815/1074

    2. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Matthew Norby MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN
      • 4 months ago

      People need treatment.

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    • Nanette Rossiello OCEAN, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      We need to provide help to people that need it!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Elmer Ploetz EDEN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      The mental health system in New York State has been decimated over the past several decades. Don't make it even worse.

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    • Suzanne Johnson BUFFALO, NY
      • 10 months ago

      We need to protect our mentally ill population of people. would be an egregious tragedy to close our very much needed psychiatric centers. Suzanne Johnson LCSW-R

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    • Katherine Wilkinson CASSADAGA, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I am a LMSW, working as a psychiatric social worker in an outpatient clinic. We already have a huge gap in available resourses.

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