Queens Borough President Donovan Richards (299843)
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Credit: Emil Cohen/New York City Council photo

Recognizing the many intersectional crises facing Queens and their impacts on the wellness of our families, Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. announced a $2 million partnership with therapy platform BetterHelp to bring free mental health services to Queens residents.

Announced at Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities’ Corona headquarters one day after World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, the partnership with BetterHelp—the nation’s leading virtual mental health therapy provider—will see up to $2 million worth of the organization’s services split among 10 different community-based organizations from across Queens.

Each CBO will receive $175,000 worth of services to make available across their networks, with the remaining $250,000 being distributed to constituents at the discretion of the Queens Borough President’s Office. The announcement comes two weeks after the inaugural Queens Wellness Day in Flushing, which saw hundreds of community members participate in meditation and healing sessions, as well as a comprehensive health resource expo

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