The State of Stigma

June 2021 — The State of Stigma: Proactive & Progressive Ways Religious Communities are Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

“The leadership of our faith communities have a major responsibility to actively create a climate where members can feel okay about seeking help for mental health issues, especially with us having gone through this pandemic,” Max Donatelli, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition founding member, said. “Thankfully we know of some who are, and we will be featuring them during the Facebook Live session.”

MODERATED BY—Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Youth Programs at Mental Health Advocates

Kathy Aman

Chair, St. Joseph University Parish, Mental Health Committee

Dr. Khalid Qazi

Founding President & Senior Adviser, Muslim Public Affairs Council of WNY

Rabbi Alex Lazarus Klein

Shir Shalom Temple

Rev. Nancy Rosas

Pilgrim-St. Luke’s UCC