The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition hosted on Friday, May 21, 2021, to discuss The State of Stigma and Mental Health: What Has Changed During the Pandemic. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and provides an opportunity to learn about stigma and how it affects mental wellness.

Panelists include:
Alana Chazen, Community Engagement Coordinator, Compeer
Lindsay Herndon, LMHC, Associate V.P. Outpatient Services, BryLin Behavioral Health System
Sarah Lanzo, Director, Independent Living of Niagara County
Moderated by Karl Shallowhorn, Chair, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

During the past year, people reporting anxiety symptoms have tripled and depression symptoms have quadrupled. Mental health challenges are expected to continue as people return to work and activities, yet may still face financial, employment and health concerns. Learn how stigma prevents people from getting the help they need.
A panel of experts will offer resources and encouragement.