April 2021 – The Effect of Stigma on People Who Served in the Military

Join the Conversation as a panel of experts share their stories and discuss the stigma of mental health challenges among veterans and those who serve in the military. Many veterans and active military personnel are embarrassed or ashamed about mental health issues and stigma can prevent them from seeking treatment. Learn about mental health resources and the myths and real struggles of veterans and military personnel.

Our featured speakers include:
Katie Coric, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Emergency Services Program Manager
Chris Kreiger, Sr, Iraq War Veteran and President and Co-Founder, WNYHeroes, Inc.
Cathleen Larsen, ECDMH Contract Coordinator with Veterans Agencies
Patrick Welch, VN Vet, USMC, Chair, Community Veterans Engagement Board
Moderated by Karl Shallowhorn, Chair of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition and President of Shallowhorn Consulting, LLC