If you think mental illness is scary, imagine what happens when we don’t talk.
If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you are not alone. Approximately 1 in 5 Western New Yorkers are living with a mental health diagnosis, yet many of these people suffer in silence because of the discrimination that goes along with it. So, we’re starting a conversation to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. Join us as we share our stories, our struggles and our successes. When we talk about mental health, we help everyone find their voice.
You are a friend. You are a teammate. You are a neighbor. You are so much more than your mental illness.
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The Importance of Breaking The Stigma of Mental Illness
If you’re dealing with a mental health condition, let someone know. When we find someone that is willing to listen, sometimes we don’t even need an answer.
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If you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health issue, help is available. There are a variety of organizations and programs across Western New York standing by to assist children, adolescents, adults and families with prevention, treatment and recovery.
Erie county anti-stigma coalition presents: The State of Stigma
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Influential Voices in the Black Community Talk about Mental Health and Stigma
September 20, 2023 | 12:00PM
Panelists will discuss the state of stigma around mental health diagnoses in the Black community and how the topic is covered in the media. Stigma around mental illness is prevalent in the Black community, often preventing people from seeking help.
Our regular Facebook live events bring together experts from the mental health field and broader community to share information and about mental health topics and efforts to reduce stigma. These events are always free and open to the public.
70+ organizations. One common goal.
Why would some of the most prominent mental health groups and community thought leaders in Western New York invest their time, money and energy for one singular purpose? Because we think that life depends on it.
Initially serving Erie County, the Anti-Stigma Coalition was formed to stop the stigma surrounding mental health. We’re doing it by creating a community conversation where people can share their stories, their struggles, and their successes with each other. Through our efforts, we hope that people dealing with mental health challenges will know they are not alone, help is available and recovery is possible.
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