The State of Stigma

August 2022 — The State of Stigma: How Tragic Events Affect our Mental Health

The discussion focuses on why individuals experience anxiety, depression, vicarious trauma and offer information about resources in the community. So many people are hurting and feeling helpless – the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition is offering a back-to-basics discussion about why it’s ok to seek help.

MODERATED BY—Frank Cammarata, Executive Director of Erie County Office for People with Disabilities

Melinda DuBois

Executive Director, Mental Health Advocates of WNY Chair, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

Rachel Morrison

Director of 24-Hour Crisis Counseling Program, Crisis Services

Laura Kelemen, LCSW-R

Director Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services