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Each month, we interview a member of our coalition, bring together experts from the mental health field and broader community to share news articles about mental health topics, announce community events, our upcoming facebook live events—and so much more. We also offer a handy PDF version to print and share.
According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress, such as sadness, hopelessness and feeling like everything is an effort. Yet, only one...
September is Suicide Prevention Month — a time to raise awareness and discuss this highly stigmatized topic. In addition to shifting public perception, this month spreads hope and vital information to people affected by suicide.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services observes National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.
Once you have taken the steps to seek professional therapy, what can you expect? Here are some helpful tips from Bridget McNally, case worker at Mental Health Advocates of WNY.
Why did your organization become a member of The Anti-Stigma Coalition? We see mental health issues with our clients and staff every day and are aware it is a growing issue. It can have impact not only on the clients but their children as well. Staff also need...
Community members celebrated the success of the Join the Conversation campaign at a member breakfast on June 7 at WNED studios. The
event focused on workplace wellness and encouraged companies and organizations to continue working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Krizia Williams of WKBW-TV served as emcee.
The Anti-Stigma Coalition’s Join the Conversation awareness campaign is expanding to Chautauqua County with a $7,000 grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The Coalition’s campaign promotes mental health awareness and fights the stigma surrounding mental illness, which can be a barrier preventing people from seeking the help and treatment they need.
This past year, Western New Yorkers have experienced extraordinary loss, grief, and trauma, especially the Black community and East Buffalo community.
We recently spoke with Julie Rosinski, LCSW-R, PMH-C Co-Director, WNY Postpartum Connection, Inc. about stigma and postpartum mental health concerns.
About 15-20% of mothers, or one in five to seven will experience postpartum depression and anxiety. There are still barriers to women seeking help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS). Most recent data indicates that only about 50% of women will seek help....
We recently spoke with Beth D. Fronckowiak, Director of Learning & Engagement for Buffalo/Toronto Public Media about educating the community about mental health.
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and address the barriers that those with disabilities face. On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, individuals...