On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition hosted a Facebook Live event titled the State of Stigma and Mental Health: Proactive and Progressive Ways Religious Communities are Addressing the Mental Health Crisis.
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
Moderator: Karl Shallowhorn | Chair, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition
“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.”
The regular Facebook live events bring together experts from the mental health field and broader community to share information and about mental health topics and efforts to reduce stigma.