We recently spoke to West Side Community Services (WSCS) about their mission and how they promote mental wellness.
More talking. Less whispering.
We recently spoke to Sheila Hunt, Chief Program Officer at OLV Human Services, about OLV’s mission and how they promote mental wellness.
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.
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.
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...
We recently spoke with Julie Rosinski, LCSW-R, PMH-C Co-Director, WNY Postpartum Connection, Inc. about stigma and postpartum mental health concerns.
We recently spoke with Beth D. Fronckowiak, Director of Learning & Engagement for Buffalo/Toronto Public Media about educating the community about mental health.
We recently spoke with Shannon Higbee, CEO of Recovery Options Made Easy about educating the community about mental health.
Chris Kreiger Sr., Iraq War Veteran President, Co-Founder, talks about new services offered to Veterans that address mental health conditions.
We recently spoke with Mike Telesco, owner of the Telesco Creative Group and a founding member of the Anti-Stigma Coalition.
The BPS Adult Education Division’s programs and services are provided to adult learners who are in need of academic credentials and/or training that will better equip them to be self-sufficient and accountable members of our community.
The BAEC’s goal is to advance the administration of justice through programs and services for the legal profession and the public.
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.
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.
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.
New Directions absolutely believes in the importance of erasing stigma so that all children and families can confidently access and receive the mental health support they need.
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.
We recently spoke with Susan Frawley, community and parent outreach services coordinator at GLYS.
We spoke with Daniel Colpoys, Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Executive Director.
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.
We recently spoke with Bob Cannata, Sr. Vice President of Business Development and Community Crisis Services, at Spectrum Health.
We recently spoke with Jenna Luehrsen, director of marketing and events at Leadership Buffalo.
We recently spoke with Megan F. Lostracco-Reed, BS, MHA, who shared her insight about Catholic Charities, stigma, and mental health.
We spoke with David Zapfel, President/CEO, Gerard Place who shared how Gerard Place clients are impacted by stigma.
We recently spoke with Kate Joyce, Executive Director of the Family Help Center about the stigma surrounding mental health.
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.
We recently spoke with Max Anderson, deputy director, about stigma and the work of the Open Buffalo and the Coalition.
We recently spoke with Star Wheeler, health and wellness director, about the mental health challenges and stigma.
We recently spoke with Michelle Urbanczyk, chief executive officer, about the importance of children sharing their feelings and providing resources to parents and caregivers.
This month’s featured member is WNY Heroes, Inc. We recently spoke to Chris Kreiger Sr., Iraq War Veteran and President and Co-Founder of the organization.
We recently spoke with Beth Fronckowiak, Director of Education and Outreach for Buffalo Toronto Public Media, about how the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition is having an impact in the community.
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.
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has a 60 year tradition of responding to the diverse needs of the business community.
We recently spoke with Director of Marketing & Operations, Christine Langenfeld.
Horizon staff members recently shared an update on their work and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
EPIC – Every Person Influences Children – is helping families, schools, and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.
We recently spoke with Chris Kreiger Sr., Iraq war veteran and president and co-founder of WNYHeroes, Inc.
We recently spoke with Valerie Nowack, LMHC, MPA, CEO of Harmonia Collaborative Care about the stigma of mental illness.
We recently spoke with Missy Stolfi, Area Director, Western & Central New York Chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention about stigma and how the community has embraced the message of the Join the Conversation Campaign.
We recently spoke with LaVonne Ansari, PhD, CEO, Community Heath Center of Buffalo, Inc. about the Coalition’s efforts to eliminate stigma.
We recently spoke with Nancy Singh, M.A., C.R.C., Chief Executive Officer of Restoration Society, Inc. about the Join the Conversation campaign.
We recently spoke with Taylor Trusso about Horizon’s commitment to ending the stigma of mental illness.
We recently spoke with Betsy Behrend, senior director for operations & communications, about the Let’s Talk Stigma campaign.
Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D., President and CEO, shared his perspective when Child and Family Services joined the Anti-Stigma Coalition.
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.
We recently spoke with Susan Barlow, Executive Director, to learn about the agency’s work and their commitment to end stigma.
We recently spoke with Jane Mogavero, Esq., Executive Director, to learn more about the work of the Foundation.
We recently spoke with Mary Skorupa, Executive Director, Children’s Mental Health Coalition of WNY, Inc. whose organization is a founding member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition.
We recently spoke with Chuck Colston, Tower Foundation Program Officer, who shared his perspective on the efforts of the Coalition.
We recently spoke with Mike Telesco, President of Telesco Creative Group, about his company’s involvement with the Anti-Stigma Coalition.
We recently spoke with Michael Ranney, CRC-R, LMHC Commissioner of Mental Health for Erie County, about mental health in our community.