New York State to expand program to help people who have schizophrenia and families

The state of New York will expand a program for young adults with newly emerging symptoms of schizophrenia, the governor’s office announced Friday.

The state Office of Mental Health will expand its two-year-old OnTrackNY program, which provides psychiatric treatment, employment, education, and family support for young adult New Yorkers.

The program currently runs on $6.75 million of state and federal funding.

OnTrackNY began with five sites downstate, which serve 160 residents. The Office of Mental Health has now expanded the program to Buffalo, Farmingville, Syracuse and additional sites in Manhattan, which will serve another 175 youth. Three OnTrackNY sites are in development for Albany, Rochester and New York City.

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