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Q&As

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.

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.

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...

Spotlight Q&A: Buffalo Healthy Living

Spotlight Q&A: Buffalo Healthy Living

Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine (BHL) is a free, full color monthly magazine with a mission is to provide evidence-based information to improve the health, fitness, nutrition of people of all ages. It is distributed at 1,000 locations, including all Wegmans and Tops stores, hospitals, medical and dental offices, fitness centers, cafes, restaurants, office buildings, libraries, schools, select Tim Hortons, and 711 stores.

Spotlight Q&A: Peaceprints WNY

Spotlight Q&A: Peaceprints WNY

Peaceprints of WNY (PPWNY) is a non-profit organization offering comprehensive reentry services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Our Reentry and Housing Programs are designed to offer provisions and guidance along each step of an individual’s transformation.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Anchoring Hope of NY

Spotlight: A Q&A with Anchoring Hope of NY

Anchoring Hope of NY provides opportunities for success and hope for those affected by mental illness and/or addiction and their families through the support and use of unique and unconventional equipment and services.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Independent Health

Spotlight: A Q&A with Independent Health

Independent Health, a not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, New York, serves nearly 330,000 members and provides innovative health care products and benefits designed to engage consumers in their health and well-being.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Visible Man

Spotlight: A Q&A with Visible Man

Visible Man is building better men for others through mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. We spoke with Jeff Hoffman, founder of Visible Man, who shared his insight into stigma and the crisis of male suicide.

Spotlight: A Q&A with People Inc.

Spotlight: A Q&A with People Inc.

This month, we feature People Inc., the leading non-profit human services agency serving Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Through a variety of services including residential, employment, community outreach, health care and recreation programs, we help older adults, families and people with disabilities live more healthy, independent and productive lives.

Spotlight: A Q&A with the Community Mental Health Committee of St. Joseph University Parish

Spotlight: A Q&A with the Community Mental Health Committee of St. Joseph University Parish

This month, we learn more about the Mental Health Committee of St. Joseph’s University Parish. St. Joseph University Parish is a Catholic community that fosters an atmosphere of welcome to all. Attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and nourished by vibrant liturgy, the parish is committed to providing a home and a haven to all, both visitors and permanent members of the community.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Deaf Access Services

Spotlight: A Q&A with Deaf Access Services

Coalition member Deaf Access Services is an organization helping meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people. We recently spoke with Pamela Kefi, Executive Director, to learn about the agency’s mission and why they are working to eliminate stigma.