The State of Stigma

March 2023 — State of Stigma: Mental Wellness of Providers & Families of People with Developmental Disabilities

March 16, 2023

How do direct service employees, working in a stressful environment, maintain their mental wellness? How can family members seek help and take care of their mental well-being while caring and advocating for their loved ones?

Join the Anti-Stigma Coalition for a discussion about these issues and how to access mental health resources. We’ll hear from provider agency representatives and family members who will share about everyday stress and long-term challenges along with coping strategies.

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

Ms. Stacey Book

Self Direction Specialist Coordinator People Inc.

Max Donatelli

Community Advocate

Renee Filip

CEO, Aspire of WNY