One in every four individuals in the U.S. suffers or exhibits symptoms of severe mental illness. With proper care and encouragement, most can lead fulfilling lives.
Recent medical breakthroughs – improved diagnostic techniques, targeted medications and treatment programs – have greatly expanded the horizons of individuals with mental illness. TSINY was established in 1975 as an alternative to long-term hospital placement. Since then, TSINY has expanded into a multi-faceted mental health corporation offering a full range of residential programs and outpatient services designed to increase personal motivation, strengthen work skills and encourage participation in community activities. While many of Transitional Services’ recipients need ongoing medication and supportive behavioral therapy, this does not preclude them from living independently and having a job and family responsibilities.