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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.

World Conflicts Can Impact Veterans’ Mental Health

World Conflicts Can Impact Veterans’ Mental Health

Depression, anxiety, and PTSD are common mental health challenges for Veterans and members of the military. Research suggests that 11–20% of veterans experience PTSD each year — significantly higher than past-year estimates for the general population at less than 4%.

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Member Spotlight: Jewish Family Services

Member Spotlight: Jewish Family Services

As an agency that offers mental health services, JFS also recognizes its responsibility for leading and encouraging conversations about stigma, so people feel more comfortable accessing not just our services, but other available mental health services.

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Member Spotlight: Preventionfocus, Inc.

Member Spotlight: Preventionfocus, Inc.

Prevention is a proactive approach that keeps healthy people healthy and gives those at higher risk a better chance of avoiding dangerous and unhealthy behaviors. Underage drinking, substance abuse, problem gambling, bullying, obesity, violence, suicide, and a host of related problems can be reduced when the proper prevention strategies are implemented. Preventionfocus puts such strategies to work every day to stop problems before they start.

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Encouraging Mental Wellness In The Black Community

Encouraging Mental Wellness In The Black Community

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...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

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.

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BIPOC Community Face Unique Mental Health Struggles

BIPOC Community Face Unique Mental Health Struggles

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.

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Member Spotlight: Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network

Member Spotlight: Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network

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...

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Celebrating Success with our 6th Annual Member Breakfast

Celebrating Success with our 6th Annual Member Breakfast

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.

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Expanding into Chautauqua County

Expanding into Chautauqua County

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.

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