Jan
23
Wed
Restoration Society: Monthly Spotlight at Spot Coffee @ Spot Coffee
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for recovery stories from individuals in the community.

Jan
24
Thu
Mental Health First Aid Training @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Community Health Center of Buffalo is offering Mental Health First Aid training!

MFHA helps you identify and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
This FREE 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.
Lunch is provided.

When registering please provide name, phone number and email (if applicable).
RSVP by January 21, 2019.

WNYCPC Community Services Family Support Group @ Buffalo Outpatient Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
26
Sat
RETREAT
Jan 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
14
Thu
Family Education meeting
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7 – 7:30 p.m. Coffee/library time
7:30 p.m. Speakers: Susan Fallis, VP Behavioral Health Nursing, ECMC &
Donna Gatti, ECMC/CPEP Director

Topic: ECMC’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP); On-site Emergency
Care and Other Services.

Family Education Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except in December. Open to all.

Feb
18
Mon
F2F W SENECA Family-to-Family Class
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

National best-practice award-winning 12-week class for family members of those living with serious, persistent mental illness. Space is limited. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the course, which is taught by experienced, trained family members. Classes cover everything from diagnosis and medications to legal and health system concerns, and how to support your loved one for the best possible outcomes, as well as wellness and stress management for caregivers. Participants need to commit to attending all 12 weeks of class.

Topics include:
– illnesses; incl. schizophrenia, major depression,
bipolar disorder, panic/anxiety disorder,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline
personality disorder, PTSD
– coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse
– basic info about medications and working with
treatment professionals
– listening and communication techniques
– problem-solving techniques
– recover and rehabilitation
– caregivers’ self-care around worry and stress

Brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae1ru1SBaaI

Family-to-Family classes are offered several times a year. Again, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For more information, or to register, call 716-226-6264 or email namibuffalony@gmail.com.

If you cannot attend this class and would like notice of future classes, contact our office to be placed on the list for advance notification.

Feb
20
Wed
Color Me Healthy Community Mental Health Forum: Homicide, Trauma, and Grief @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
23
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Attendance at the March 2nd session is required for certification.

Mar
2
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Attendance at the February 23rd session is required for certification.

Mar
21
Thu
Family Support – Southtowns
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Facilitated, confidential support for family members and caregivers concerned about and/or caring for a person with mental illness. Held 3rd Thursday. of each month.

NOTE: Room change as of 11/15/18
Use Bayview Rd. entrance; enter at Door 3 and go to Room 124.