May
6
Thu
WNY Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
May 6 – May 13 all-day

WNY Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Covid-safe virtual and live events, including: Stories of Hope, Community Information Stations, Trivia (with prizes), movie watch parties, art projects and demonstrations, and MORE!

AWARENESS WEEK 2021 KICKOFF DAY MAY 6!

WNY MH Week Kickoff Flyer

10:00am – 10:30am Virtual KickOff on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/129796545751229 

12:00pm – 1:00pm Virtual Zumba Flash Mob
Zoom Meeting ID: 261 937 9005, Password: Awareness

1:30pm – 2:00pm Live Recovery Story: Lisa Maria Cruz
@ Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 14208
OR Online: Zoom Meeting ID 852 5020 1311, Password: Awareness

2:00pm – 3:30pm Live Panel Discussion with Rafiq Salim, Maura Kelley, and Oryx Cohen 

3:30pm – 4:00pm Live Recovery Story: Pastor Kenny Simmons,
Cold Spring Bible Chapel
@ Buffalo Central (Downtown) Library
1 Lafyette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
OR Online: Zoom Meeting ID 852 5020 1311, Password: Awareness

And that’s just the beginning…
…The fun continues through May 13th! 

Follow the WNY Mental Health AwarenessWeek 2021 Event Page for additional info!

May
13
Thu
Phone Poetry Reading with Craig Keller
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Poetry Reading with Craig Keller

Please contact Craig at 716-852-8529 if you’d like to read or listen

Zoom Fam Support Gp Online
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All NAMI Buffalo & Erie County in-person meetings canceled due to COVID until further notice.   


You can pre-register for a Zoom online Family Support Group by emailing online@namibuffalony.org with 
1) the date of the Family Support Group you wish to attend, 
2) your name and 
3) a phone number for us to call and arrange to get you registered. 

For Niagara Falls metro area: this online Family Support Group is available for Niagara County residents at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with loaner computers and tech help. Transportation is also available for those who want to participate in online Family Support Groups in the Falls but aren’t sure how to use, or do not have access to, computers or wi-fi  Use of the tech access space and transportation for Niagara Falls must be reserved by 3 pm the day before the group attending. Wearing a mask and social distancing are required. Contact Taylor at 716-343-3061 to reserve tech access space and to arrange transportation, if needed.

Please stay safe and well.

Facilitated, confidential support for family members and caregivers concerned about and/or caring for a person with mental illness. 

There is no fee for this service, though participants are encouraged to join NAMI Buffalo & Erie County or make a donation, if able. No one is denied membership due to financial hardship. Membership includes local, state, and national NAMI.

This group is not appropriate for a person who has a diagnosis unless they are a caregiver of a loved one who has mental illness. Referrals to other services available. For any questions, call the office at 716-226-6264.   

Zoom Family Support Group
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a stressful time for everyone with young and old struggling to cope with the changes we are all facing. In times like these, maintaining mental well-being and self-care for yourself and your family is paramount. MHA certified family peer advocates are now available to offer support through online support groups.

RSVP to laney@mhawny.org or call 716-886-1242 x313 You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

May
15
Sat
Writing Workshop via telephone with Bridget McNally
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

HERE’S HOW TO GET INTO THE GROUP:
Call MHA’s main phone number at 886-1242
Enter the extension 601 * PLEASE NOTE CHANGE*
Enter the password 1234# 

Each week we prepare prompts for our Saturday groups. You are welcome to join us with written work or just to listen! Contact Bridget at 716-886-1242×347 for more information. 

May
17
Mon
Zoom Writing Workshop
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Each week we prepare prompts for our Saturday groups. You are welcome to join us with written work or just to listen! Contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347 for more information. You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.

ZOOM: MHA Writing Group
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MHA WNY is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.



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Zoom Stress & Anxiety during COVID-19 with Bridget McNally
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each week we meet to talk about our unique challenges with isolation, depression, anxiety, and living with mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347.You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information.

May
18
Tue
Zoom Mental Health Support Group with Stu Rubin
May 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A weekly virtual support group open to anyone with any mental health diagnosis. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347.

ASL Spring Classes – ONLINE
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Deaf Access Services
ASL Classes – ONLINE
May 18 to July 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact:  communications@wnydas.org and www.wnydas.org/events