BAC Directors Discusses NYC Crime and Mental Health Crisis on News 12

Our Medical Director, Dr. Neil Berliner, and our Chief Program Officer, Eileen Sunshine, made an appearance on News 12 Bronx last week to discuss the recent uptick in New York City crime.

According to NYPD reports, the crime rate has increased by 38.5% compared to last year, which has sparked a larger conversation surrounding mental illness. While mental illness has been connected to crime in previous events, Dr. Berliner firmly believes that these acts are aftereffects of COVID-19 and the isolation of the pandemic.

Watch the full video here!

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