Recent News

Spotlight: Current Need for Mental Health Services in our Community. A Q&A with Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County.

We recently spoke with Marlene A. Schillinger, President/CEO of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County, about the current need for mental health services in our community.

Stigma in the Workplace

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.

Mental Wellness for the New Year

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: Mental Health through the holidays. A Q&A with Nami.

We recently spoke with Michele Brooks, Executive Director,
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Buffalo & Erie County

Speaking Up on Important Issues

Words matter. The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition is working to end the stigma of mental illness and educate the community about how we speak about the issue.

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

Feb
23
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Attendance at the March 2nd session is required for certification.
Feb
27
Wed
Crisis Services Train the Trainer Event Suicide Safety for School Staff @ Crisis Services
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

This Train-the-Trainer workshop is designed to certify school personnel as a Suicide Safety for School Staff Trainer. Upon completion of the workshop, the trainer will have the ability to facilitate a one hour in-person training in schools that is designed to:

1. Review the importance of suicide prevention in schools
2. Describe the characteristics of an “at risk” student
3. Outline a school staff member’s critical but limited role and clarify a building level referral process
4. Provide information about community resources.

To Register: https://crisisservices.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/train-the-trainer-sign-up
Event: https://crisis-services.networkforgood.com/events/9911-train-the-trainer-suicide-safety-for-school-staff

Feb
28
Thu
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ Hennepin Community Center
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is open to the community!

$20 is for the cost of the manual; other costs generously sponsored by the Patrick P. Lee Foundation.

Adult Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Presented by Compeer of Greater Buffalo.

Must register to attend: https://mhfa2-28.eventbrite.com

Mar
2
Sat
Adult Mental Health First Aid Training @ Community Health Center of Buffalo
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Attendance at the February 23rd session is required for certification.

Mar
5
Tue
Bd of Directors
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NAMI Board of Directors meetings are usually held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY. They are open to NAMI members. We strongly recommend calling ahead (716-226-6264) to verify, in case there is change to date or location if you wish to attend; or cancellation due to weather.