Join the Conversation Is Reducing Stigma

Join the Conversation Is Reducing Stigma

Two years ago, sixteen local organizations came together with the mission to stop the stigma of mental illness so more people will seek the help they need. The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition launched a media campaign titled Join the Conversation and created a...
Stigma Impacts Homeless Population

Stigma Impacts Homeless Population

Homelessness on the streets is all too common.  For Maura Kelley, who describes herself as having many mental health diagnoses, stigma affects every aspect of her life. Kelley’s journey has taken her from homelessness, hospitalization and suicide attempts to owning a...
Spotlight: A Q&A with Preventionfocus.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Preventionfocus.

We recently spoke with Matthew G. Smith, CPP, Executive Director, Preventionfocus, about supporting young people with mental health issues. Preventionfocus offers programs and strategies to prevent drug abuse and promote health.  Their mission: Making safe and healthy...