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Facebook Live: Back in Session – The Emotional Roller Coaster for Students, Parents and Teachers in the New School Year

Back in Session: The Emotional Roller Coaster for Students, Parents and Teachers in the New School Year. Join us as Danielle Eadie, Clinical Director of Counseling Services at Daemen College, and Ka-Shara Jordon, Social Worker in the Niagara Falls School District, are...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Horizon Health Services

Horizon Health Services offers comprehensive, person-centered care for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Patients and their families collaboratively embark on a journey towards change and wellness. Services include outpatient, detox, crisis...

Stigma Impacts Domestic Violence Survivors

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of domestic violence in our community and remind survivors that they are not alone. Domestic violence can happen to anyone at any time and impacts individuals...

Spotlight: A Q&A with EPIC – Every Person Influences Children

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children – is helping families, schools, and communities raise children to become responsible and successful adults.Q: Why did your organization become a member of The Anti-Stigma coalition? EPIC became a member of the Anti-Stigma...

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – Our Role in Preventing Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time for mental health organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness and spread this important message. If you, or someone you know, are suicidal please...

Media

Local News Coverage

October 8, 2020

Advice for school families dealing with mental anguish this school year

WKBW
October 8, 2020

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition discussion focuses on stigma from online learning issues

WIVB
August 9, 2020

Amidst a crisis, new WNY Mental Health Advocates leader wants to evolve services

WBFO
July 22, 2020

Talking about mental health issues in the workplace

WGRZ
July 22. 2020

How Western New Yorkers Can Deal With Their Mental Health as They Head Back to the Workplace

Spectrum News
July 22, 2020

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition holds discussion on managing stress back at work

WBFO
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus Causing Mental Health Issues - Help In Dealing With Those From Karl Shallowhorn

WBEN
February 18, 2020

Office of Mental Health announces $45,000 to Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

Clarence Bee
February 12, 2020

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition Receives Grant To Expand Programming Into Niagara County

Spectrum News
February 10, 2020

Office of Mental Health: $45,000 award to Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

Niagara Frontier Publications
December 27, 2019

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition hopes to meet pledge goal by end of 2019

WBFO
November 23, 2019

The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition was formed to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness.

WGRZ
November 8, 2019

VA report on veteran suicides shows mixed trends, busy prevention efforts

Wbfo
October 30, 2019

Jessica C. Pirro, LMSW Named to Coalition

Karl Shallowhorn Elected to Coalition

Buffalo News
October 3, 2019

Symposium brings veterans, care providers together

WBFO
September 11, 2019

Watch Our Facebook Live Chat on Mental Health Issues

Spectrum News
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

Oct
1
Thu
Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY | October Schedule of Events
Oct 1 – Oct 28 all-day

Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY | October Schedule of Events

Veterans One-stop Center October Schedule 2020

Oct
15
Thu
Virtual Irish Classical Theatre -Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc
Oct 15 – Nov 1 all-day

Irish Classical Theatre

Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc

October 15 to November 1, 2020

See online for ticket options

Location: https://irishclassical.com/

Contact: David Wantuck: dwantuck@wnydas.org with any questions

Theatre production will be virtual with an ASL interpreter and Closed Captioning option.

 

Oct
20
Tue
Virtual Mental Health First Aid: For Adults Interacting with Adults @ Virtual Training
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

All 10:00 am- 3:00 pm with a prerequisite of a 2-hour self-paced training prior.

Must register to attend: https://virtualadult2020.eventbrite.com

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based training that follows the National Council for Behavioral Health standards and gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to an adult and help connect them to the appropriate care. This training will provide information on common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or potential crisis, and how as a Mental Health First Aider, you can use strategies to be a support.

ZOOM: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and Bipolar Support Group
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This group is open to adults with mental health diagnoses
Please contact Bridget at bmcnally@mhawny.org to RSVP
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

Autumn Resilience: A Teen Workshop
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Youth Peer Advocates at MHA will be offering a 6-week workshop via Zoom for young adults ages 13-18. Each week will address a different topic related to mental health and skills/resources to manage it. Youth can attend as many or as few groups as they wish. Those who participate in at least 3 of the 6 weeks will be entered into a raffle to receive a $25 gift card of their choice.

The session will start Tuesday, September 15th and run through Tuesday, October 20th from 4:00-5:30 PM.
Email peersupport@mhawny.org, call (716) 886-1242 X 345, or call/text: (716) 245-5339

9/15: Adapting to change
9/22: Improving body image
9/29: Conflict resolution
10/6: Establishing healthy habits
10/13: Social media balance/boundaries
10/20: Seasonal affective disorder and COVID-19

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/hys-gyan-dfj
(US) +1 650-933-4164 PIN: 517769084#
View more phone numbers: https://tel.meet/hys-gyan-dfj?pin=2714847599888&hs=7