Events

Sep
27
Mon
Writing & Well-Being Workshop: Zoom
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our writing workshops are free and open to everyone. We use writing prompts to express ourselves, increase socialization and self-esteem, and support our mental health recovery.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347.

ZOOM: MHA Writing Group
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MHA WNY is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.



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Sep
29
Wed
Back to School: Navigating a New Normal – WBFO 3-part Series
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Back to School: Navigating a New Normal will be three virtual panel discussions on mental health and wellness resources and student supports on Sept. 29 (elementary and middle school), Oct. 6 (high school), and Oct. 13 (university and higher education) all from 6 – 7 pm.

As part of WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative, Buffalo Toronto Public Media will present a three-part virtual series exploring the stressors and available resources for students, teachers, and faculty returning to in-person classrooms in the fall. Academic transitions present challenges for students, teachers, and parents and these pressures are heightened by new routines under the pandemic. Increased isolation has been difficult for many families, especially children. Effects of the pandemic can be associated with higher levels of anxiety and depression.

This virtual discussion series will explore topics related to the reintegration of students and faculty into in-person learning. Topics include mental health and behavioral supports in schools, resources for parents, caregivers and families, and support and training for faculty and staff. The panels at each event will offer information on mental health resources and services. Additionally, audience and participant questions will be addressed as time allows.

Sep
30
Thu
Horizon Health Seminar – Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Horizon Health Seminar
Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain
Speaker: Erin Parr-Horlings CASAC, Advanced Practice Clinician

The legal age of cannabis consumption is now 21. What do parents, teachers, and adolescents need to know about the impact of cannabis use on the developing brain? Which youth are most at risk for developing a cannabis use disorder or experiencing the emergence of mental health disorders in connection with cannabis use? This presentation will review current research on the effects of cannabis use during critical periods of brain development ( ages 15 – 24 ). Commonly held weed “myths” about the perceived safety of cannabis will be demystified. Lastly, solutions and strategies will be offered to parents and other concerned loved ones on how to talk to youth about the risks and benefits of cannabis.

Register HERE!

Oct
1
Fri
20-Something Support Group
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

20-Something Support Group is open to transition-age youth ages 18-28. Youth Peer Advocates facilitate this strength-based and recovery-centered group to provide validation and support to emerging adults facing mental health and/or substance use struggles.

Register here:

https://cutt.ly/20SomethingGroup

For more info/questions:

Email peersupport@mhawny.org or call/text: (716) 245-5339

Oct
2
Sat
EPIC’s Annual Buffalo Baby & Toddler Expo
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Expo is free to the public – pre-registration is required. The Expo will combine ideas, products, and resources from Western New York, all in one place. Parents and parents-to-be can shop baby and toddler merchandise and services, attend seminars and demonstrations, and learn about all the opportunities for families in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Writing & Well-Being Workshop: In-Person
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our writing workshops are free and open to everyone. We use writing prompts to express ourselves, increase socialization and self-esteem, and support our mental health recovery. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347.

Oct
4
Mon
Writing & Well-Being Workshop: Zoom
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Our writing workshops are free and open to everyone. We use writing prompts to express ourselves, increase socialization and self-esteem, and support our mental health recovery.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org or 716-886-1242×347.

ZOOM: MHA Writing Group
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MHA WNY is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.



Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91439128868?pwd=VXhscUo5MmdRMTVwQ0J2RlhRaUNydz09



Meeting ID: 914 3912 8868

Password: 600842

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+13126266799,,91439128868#,,,,0#,,600842# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,91439128868#,,,,0#,,600842# US (New York)



Dial by your location

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 914 3912 8868

Password: 600842

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/avgSXBOan

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/ejt-zabs-zzw
(US) +1 585-535-3238 PIN: 215614492#
View more phone numbers: https://tel.meet/ejt-zabs-zzw?pin=5223921091264&hs=7

Oct
5
Tue
Bd of Directors
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NAMI Board of Directors meetings are usually held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY. They are open to NAMI members. If you wish to attend, we strongly recommend calling ahead (716-226-6264) to verify, in case there is change to date or location; or cancellation due to weather.