Jan 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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.

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.

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.

Annual Dinner
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keynote Speaker TBA. Reservations for tickets will be available on line at www.namibuffalony.org, by phone, or by mail when the details become available.
No Family Education Meeting for the month of May as the annual dinner is in May. They are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except in December. Open to all.