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Veterans and Mental Health

Veterans Day 2018 has come and gone. I am pleased with the last Newsletter edition that featured information on Veterans and hope that it may offer support for those veterans that may be struggling with their adjustment to civilian life.

Holiday Depression & Anxiety

Festivities, family reunions and joyful celebrations are all part of the holidays, but for many people, the holiday season can also bring anxiety and depression.

Spotlight: Holiday Depression and Anxiety.
A Q&A with BryLin Behavioral Health System.

We recently spoke with Mark J. Nowak, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, about depression and seasonal affective disorder. Does your agency experience an increase in request for mental health services during the holidays? At BryLin Behavioral Health System,...

Help for Veterans

November is the month we honor the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. Often experiences they have while serving our country can result in mental health challenges when they return home.

Spotlight: Veteran Mental Health. A Q&A with Compeer.

Many local veterans face significant mental health challenges. We reached out to Cheri Alvarez, chief program officer at Compeer, one of Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition’s founding members, to learn more. Q: What are some mental health issues faced by veterans? The...

Media

Local News Coverage

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

Dec
18
Tue
LGBT Support Group
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Center for Self Discovery in the Butler Building @ the Buffalo Psychiatric Center
For more information please contact : Lorraine at 716-816-2217

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Support Group for Adults with ADD or ADHD
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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The Support Group for Adults with ADD or ADHD meets the first and third Monday of every month from 1-3 p.m. Free parking is available in the Saturn Lot behind law office of Harvey F. Siegel (brick building) directly behind Mental Health Association.
For more information, please call 886-1242 or email group facilitator alana830@gmail.com .

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YOGA
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Free YOGA in DIG brought to you by the BNMC set up at 5 pm class starts at 5:15 p.m. Don’t forget your yoga mat!
Dig at The Innovation Center – 640 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY (716) 989-7847

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Sexual Assault Survivors (S.A.S.) Peer Support Group
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Sexual Assault Survivors (S.A.S.) Peer Support Group meets the first and third Mondays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the Saturn Lot behind law office of Harvey F. Siegel (brick building) directly behind Mental Health Association.

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Dec
19
Wed
Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder Support Group
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each session of the Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder Support Group will have a different topic of discussion. The group will meet the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Free parking is available in the Saturn Lot behind law office of Harvey F. Siegel (brick building) directly behind Mental Health Association.
Please contact Lisa Maria Cruz, Support Group Facilitator, at 886-1242 ext. 310 for more details.

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