SI Mental Health Society Fearing for Future

CaptureHurricane Sandy destroyed Domenick Camerada’s home and business, but he says the storm took a huge toll on his emotional state as well.

“Bottom line is I lost the will to survive,” said New Dorp Beach resident Domenick Camerada.

Camerada turned to the Staten Island Mental Health Society for help. He received counseling after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The nonprofit provides mental health care to more than 5,000 Staten Islanders a year. Despite all the services the Staten Island Mental Health Society provides, directors say the nonprofit is in jeopardy due to changes in state healthcare funding.

By Elizabeth Keatinge
Aired first on NY1: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 07:52 PM EDT