School social workers throughout New York City schools, New York State, and the entire country have felt the effects of mental health community services being dramatically reduced, changed, and privatized. As managed care dictates mental health needs, budgets reflect the lack of consistent funding for mental issues while students silently struggle without appropriate mental health help. The need for mental health services in schools have increased. The national discussion on school violence, bullying, and gun control have made it abundantly clear that we school social workers lack a voice against the demise and decreasing funding for consistent mental health and school social work services in our communities, which have hit an all time low. For many school social workers, we feel these decreases in services and school social workers have reached critical levels in our schools.