NYC elects commie, again. Point and laugh harder folks

Discoman

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https://nypost.com/2019/05/08/mental-health-has-worsened-over-the-past-year-despite-thrivenyc/
The $560 million in taxpayer money spent on First Lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC program hasn’t adequately addressed the need for mental-health services in the city — which actually “worsened” over the past year, The Post has learned.

The bombshell finding by the city Health Department was revealed in a draft report that was reviewed last week during a meeting of the department’s advisory Community Service Board.

“We are seeing consistently high demand for high needs services including rates of suicide,” the report says.

“We need to engage in a process with state partners to expand our portfolio of services and better address the needs of New Yorkers.”

Despite McCray’s claims of transparency regarding her embattled mental-health program, City Hall refused to release a copy of the Health Department report.

But a source provided The Post with details, including the report’s conclusion that during the past year, “Mental health service needs have worsened, as have substance use disorder needs, and developmentally disabled needs.”

The report blames the situation for a long-term increase in emergency room visits by mentally ill people who face “barriers to appropriate and relevant community care.”

ThriveNYC has spent $2 million on a program called NYC Safe, which is supposed to pair cops with health-care workers to help steer homeless and mentally ill people into treatment so they don’t wind up in the hospital.

But the program has only aided 1,000 people over the past 2¹/₂ years, according to figures released in March.

McCray has also touted ThriveNYC’s (888) NYC-WELL, a toll-free phone number that’s supposed to provide addicts with access to counseling and affordable, long-term treatment programs.

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The Health Department report notes that drug overdose deaths in the city increased 2 percent between 2016 and 2017, largely due to the spiraling opioid crisis.

One member of the Community Service Board, Primary Care Development Corp. director Louise Cohen, was alarmed by the report’s findings.

“The level of unmet service needs has worsened in all categories over the last year. I thought that was striking,” she said.

During last week’s board meeting, Deputy Health Commissioner Hillary Kunins downplayed the data.

“Happens every year,” she said.

Kunins also claimed that “increasing demand is, I think, a success of Thrive.”

That assertion was challenged by Dr. Sarah Church, director of Elevate Psychological Services, who called the increased need for services “sort of surprising.”

“How could it possibly get worse every single year?” Church said.

The Health Department prepared the draft report as part of a funding request to the state Office of Mental Health that’s due on June 1.

During a City Council budget hearing on Monday, Council Speaker Corey Johnson called ThriveNYC’s spending “opaque” and said Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration had refused to provide “more transparent reporting” on it and other costly “cross-agency initiatives,” including homeless shelters and ferry service.

The following day, when The Post asked McCray about that accusation, she said, “There’s nothing to hide.”
His wife already set a wonderful precedent on throwing money away
 

Begbie

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Sure, Bill de Blasio, Why Not?
The latest candidate poised to enter the 2020 Democratic primary is a head-scratcher.


“Everyone has an honest assessment of his flaws, except, maybe, for him,” said one current New York City Council member who wanted to remain nameless to avoid upsetting work with the administration. But de Blasio, who started his career as a political operative and ran Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign before winning a New York City Council seat in Brooklyn in 2001, has never lost a race—and was written off at the outset every time. Now he’s watched Buttigieg, the mayor of a city that’s a fraction (of a fraction) of New York’s size, become a phenomenon. Based on conversations I had with people who have spoken with him, de Blasio thinks that it should be him. He also thinks Buttigieg’s surprise surge proves that it could be him. If Democrats want a mayor evangelizing progressivism, de Blasio’s right here. De Blasio has always seen politics as more about the campaigning and less about the gritty work of governing, people who like him and people who dislike him agree. He may not be an operative anymore, but he still thinks like one.
Progressive socialists are always the most narcissistic, self-absorbed assholes.
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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Mags

LDAR, bitch.
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He has to jump into the clown car, his ego demands it.

It's going to be hilarious when he jumps at the clown car, misses, and smashes his teeth into the pavement.

Reality is so going to sting him.
I cannot wait for his utter humiliation.
 
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