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Aquino Family Foundation Supports Anti-Stigma Coalition

The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition has received a $3,000 gift from the Aquino Family Foundation to support the Join the Conversation campaign. The Aquino Family Foundation funds a wide range of non-profit organizations and initiatives in the areas of health,...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Children’s Mental Health Coalition of WNY

We recently spoke with Mary Skorupa, Executive Director, Children's Mental Health Coalition of WNY, Inc. whose organization is a founding member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition.Q: What is the mission of your organization? The Children's Mental Health...

Back-to-School And Mental Wellness

For some young people, going back to school is an exciting time of new challenges and having fun with friends. But for other students, it can be a stressful period of change resulting in serious mental health challenges. Starting at a new school, entering a new grade,...

Overcoming the Stigma of PTSD

In 1965, U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Patrick Welch was seriously injured in Vietnam, spending two years in the hospital and experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for 20 years before seeking help. He self-medicated with alcohol, experiencing...

Exercise PTSD – Battling Result Expectations

Exercise. This simple word conjures images of extremely fit, athletic young people in very tight-fitting clothing, and this is unfortunately the image that can stop people who are dealing with mental health issues from going to the gym. Thankfully, there is a reliable...

Media

Local News Coverage

August 5, 2019

Discussing mental health following mass shootings

WGRZ
August 5, 2019

Representative Talks How Stigma Around Mental Health Turns To Prejudice

Camalot Todd | Spectrum News
August 5, 2019

Mental Health Experts Talk About Breaking The Stigma #IAm1in5

Camalot Todd | Spectrum News
July 20, 2019

Valedictorian shares battle with depression, message of hope at graduation

Sean Kirst | Buffalo News
May 14, 2019

Mental health advocates celebrate success of anti-stigma campaign

Omar Fetouh | WBFO
May 12, 2019

Removing the stigma of mental illness

Nancy Cardillo | Buffalo Magazine
May 11, 2019

The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition is asking everyone to take their pledge to end stigma.

WGRZ
May 11, 2019

Editorial: Breaking the silence on mental illness

The Buffalo News
December 31, 2018

Letter: State Senate must act following Parker’s remark

The Buffalo News
April 2, 2018

Letter: Stigma of mental illness paints inaccurate portrait

The Buffalo News
Jan 2, 2018

Lets Talk Stigma Campaign

Dec 8, 2017

Mental health challenges are misunderstood in WNY

Scott Scanlon, The Buffalo News
Dec 3, 2017

Anxiety Counseling Program for Local Students

Ron Plants, WGRZ
Nov 7, 2017

Another Voice: Changing the way we talk about mental illness

Michael Cummings and Max Donatelli, The Buffalo News
Nov 2, 2017

Billboard Campaign part of Larger County Effort to end Stigma of Mental Illness

Mark Goshgarian, Spectrum News Buffalo
Oct 22, 2017

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

WGRZ
Oct 18, 2017

Depression: There’s Help and Hope

WGRZ
Oct 10, 2017

Malarchuk Talks Mental Health Awareness

WGRZ
Aug 7, 2017

Let’s Talk Stigma: A Story of Recovery

Danny Spewak, WGRZ
Aug 7, 2017

College and mental health

WGRZ
June 16, 2017

Letter: It’s important to remove stigma of mental illness

Max Donatelli, The Buffalo News
June 9, 2017

Superhero Race, Wellness Walk held in Buffalo

WGRZ
May 30, 2017

How do you change perception and stigma around mental health? Educate the public

Avery Schneider, WBFO
Jan 26, 2016

County encouraging conversations to end the stigma

Ali Ingersoll, WIVB

Events

Aug
23
Fri
Couples In The Palisades @ HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Couples In The Palisades @ HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center

The goal of a couples Strong Bonds is to build resiliency through relationship education and skills training. This event is designed to be a retreat from everyday life.

Three day-Two night hotel stay and five meals included…Free!

Childcare provided…Free!

Pay and travel included for Army National Guard members!

Singles in the Palisades @ HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day
Singles in the Palisades @ HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center

The goal of a singles Strong Bonds is to build resiliency through relationship education and skills training. This event is designed to be a retreat from everyday life.

Three day-Two night hotel stay and five meals included…Free!

Childcare provided…Free!

Pay and Travel included for Army National Guard Members!

Aug
24
Sat
Writing and Well being Workshop
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. as we put the pen to paper and explore avenues of creative writing! For more information, contact Bridget McNally at 886-1242 ext. 347.
Free parking is available in the Saturn Lot behind law office of Harvey F. Siegel (brick building) directly behind Mental Health Association.

Aug
26
Mon
Vietnam-Era Veterans Coffee Hour @ Trisha's Lunchbox
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am
Vietnam-Era Veterans Coffee Hour @ Trisha's Lunchbox | Jamestown | New York | United States

The PCF Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran’s Peer to Peer program of Chautauqua County is starting a Vietnam-Era veterans morning coffee hour at 8:00 am located at Trisha’s Lunchbox on the corner of Buffalo and Allen Street in Jamestown. Meet with other vets from the 60s and 70s and enjoy a free cup of coffee and Danish with other local vets.

They are scheduled on the second and fourth Monday of each month starting June 10th, 2019.

Creative Expressions for Veterans @ Veteran One-stop Center of Western New York
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creative Expressions for Veterans @ Veteran One-stop Center of Western New York | Buffalo | New York | United States

Free Music & Art Group.