Watch Queens Perspectives as First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts a community conversation at the Queens Library! The Town hall style forum addresses community mental health needs and substance misuse in an informal setting designed to keep the dialogue flowing. The First Lady of NYC discusses the impact of ThriveNYC - the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation, and highlights steps that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is taking to tackle the opioid crisis and save lives through HealingNYC. Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC, is joined by Dennis Walcott, President and C.E.O. of Queens Library, along with: Richard Buery, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives(City Hall); Dr. Herminia Palacio, Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services(City Hall); I. Daneek Miller, Council Member;Gary Belkin, Exec. Deputy Commissioner, Mental Hygiene(DOHMH); Michael Bosket, Deputy Commissioner, Customized Assistance Services(HRA);Becky Fenton, Mental Health Director, Homeless Services(DHS); Kevin Ward, Chief, Bureau of Management Analysis and Planning(NYPD); Susan Haskell, Deputy Commissioner, Youth Services(DYCD); Tobi Abramson, Director, Geriatric Mental Health(DFTA); Ayesha Delany-Brumsey, Director, Behavioral Health Research(MOCJ); Dr. Scott Bloom, Director, School Mental Health Services(DOE/DOHMH);Michael Hernandez, Assistant Commissioner, Clinical Practice, Policy and Support(ACS); Levi Fishman, External Affairs, Correctional Health Services(CHS); Luke Bergmann, Assistant VP, Behavioral Health(NYCHH); Jennifer DeCarli, Assistant Commissioner, Family Justice Centers(OCDV); Darlene Brown-Williams, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Veteran’s Services(DVS); andJohn Cancel, Senior Director, Behavioral Health Services (NYCHH).