Psych Ward Greeting Cards




Psych Ward Greeting Cards makes it easy for empathic and compassionate people to let patients in the psychiatric unit know that people, even strangers, care about them and support them. ForLikeMinds created and manages this program to deliver greeting cards from strangers to patients at participating hospitals. As insignificant as it may seem, sharing a card can have a wonderful impact when a patient is at their lows – offering help, encouragement, and hope. More than 80% of former patients in psychiatric units surveyed said receiving a “get well soon” card would help their recovery. We also share these greeting cards at a highly vulnerable time for patients. Suicide rates after patients are discharged from a psychiatric unit are 100 to 200 times greater than the general population. They need our support at this critical time.

We make it easy to show patients in the psychiatric unit you care.
Donate a card. Send it to us. And we’ll deliver it to the psychiatric unit.

Every month we visit the Payne Whitney (Psychiatric) Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, one of the country’s leading psychiatric units, as well as other participating hospitals. It is an honor and a privilege to support their patients and work with their staff.

If you would like to support patients in the psychiatric unit:
  • Please Donate Cards. You can send cards with your own message and/or decoration or blank cards. Include an inspirational and hopeful message such as “get well soon”, “have hope”, “you can recover”, or whatever hopeful message you like. Adorn the cards with decorations, stickers, etc. Send the cards to us.
A few considerations:
    • We especially welcome cards donated by people affected by mental illness who are many of our contributors.
    • Please feel free to send blank cards as well. We helped develop a program for patients in psychiatric units and non-profits to write messages and share cards with each other.
    • Please do not include faith-based messages since we currently are unable to control the distribution of cards to individual recipients.
    • Please do not include identifying information on the card or card envelopes.
  • Please partner with us. We would love to partner with you or your organization, including individuals, patients, card artists and designers, card shops, companies, hospitals, non-profits, support groups, schools, clubs, etc. All partners will be featured on our ForLikeMinds Facebook page and in the Our Work section of our program. Please contact us.

Please mail all items to:
Real MH Works, LLC
P.O. Box 231259
NY, NY 10023 U.S.



Testimonial: "Receiving the get well cards from "ForLikeMinds" was a breath of inspiration! Our inpatient peers were very touched, both by the beautiful designs and by the messages of hope and recovery. Knowing that strangers -- some of them in recovery themselves took the time to send these heartfelt messages, gave them a feeling of support and sustenance. In fact, several of our peers decided to make their own cards to contribute to the "ForLikeMinds" program! We look forward to an ongoing connection with this wonderful outreach initiative."
Chaya Weinstein, Occupational Therapist
Payne Whitney Clinic, New York-Presbyterian


We hope you’ll join our ForLikeMinds Community in making a difference.
We send a heartfelt thanks to all of our patients, donors, and partners.


Thank you, Mom + Dad for:
All the cards you sent to me
Lovingly decorated with XOs
My 3x in the psych ward
They reminded me of you
Helped me at my lowest

I kept them, you by my side
I want to share that feeling
With others just like me, xo
--Katherine

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