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May 2022: Join the Conversation Marks Five Years of Success

Join the Conversation Marks Five Years of SuccessJoin the Conversation, a public awareness campaign launched in May 2017, promotes mental health awareness, and works to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, which is often a barrier preventing people from...

Spotlight: A Q&A with New Directions Youth and Family Services

New Directions Youth and Family Services is a non-profit built on 150-years of service and a proven record of responding to the needs of the communities we serve. Skilled staff empower children experiencing emotional, educational, and social challenges, serving more...

April 2022 — The State of Stigma: Understanding Mental Health Challenges within the LGBTQ+ Community

Why do members of the LQBTQ+ community experience higher rates of mental illness? Join us for a discussion about these challenges, stigma, and resources available in the community.

Niagara County Establishes Suicide Prevention Coalition

Niagara County Establishes Suicide Prevention Coalition Suicide is a growing health problem. Suicide not only affects the individual person, but their entire support network including family, friends, and community. Data collected through the New York State Department...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Medaille College

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on success of students by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments. We recently spoke...

Media

Local News Coverage

November 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, fellow warriors aim to destigmatize mental wounds of combat

Buffalo News
May 21, 2021

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition hosts panel about mental health challenges during a pandemic

WIVB
April 23, 2021

Watch: Buffalo Strong Conversations: Health & Wellness

WKBW
March 30, 2021

Bringing the mental health 'conversation' to Niagara County

Lockport Journal
March 27, 2021

Campaign to end mental health stigma expands to Niagara County

Niagara Gazette
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

May
18
Wed
Batavia DD214 Breakfast Take Over Plus 1
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Last months breakfast was an awesome turnout. We are doing it again this month. FREE for all Veterans and their spouses. Not married? Bring a friend or significant other. Please use the link to sign your plus one up.

Sign Up Here

Endeavor Clubhouse
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Find support and make connections at Clubhouse.

WHAT IS CLUBHOUSE?

Endeavor’s Clubhouse program strives to improve participants’ quality of life by teaching skills in order to manage everyday stressors such as mental illness, physical illness, legal involvement, relationship conflicts, employment, and any other stressors. Our inclusive program offers services to all members of our community. Members of the Clubhouse may join in any services such as group therapy, peer support, psychoeducation, skill-building, care coordination, crisis de-escalation and more.

GROUPS OFFERED:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Empowered
  • Stress Management
  • My Core Beliefs
  • Attacking Anxieties

HOURS:

Monday through Friday 4pm-9pm.

Groups are going to remain via zoom.

HOURS:

Monday through Friday 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Saturday 9am – 12pm

PHONE:

716-895-6700 ext. 4907

E-MAIL:

clubhouse@ehsny.org

LOCATION:

1526 Walden Ave, Suite 400 Cheektowaga New York, 14225

Clubhouse Calendar April, May, June 2022

In order to RSVP for our groups, please call (716) 895- 6700 ext. 4907 with your name, phone number, and what group you are interested in, and a staff member will get back to you right away!

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group: Zoom
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Survivors of sexual assault and rape may feel alone and isolated. You are not alone. This group brings survivors together to discuss their experiences and offer each other support. 18+ only, please

First and third Wednesday
5:30-6:30PM
RSVP to SASpeergroup@gmail.com
or Bridget at 716-1242×347
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

ZOOM: Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Survivors of sexual assault and rape may feel alone and isolated. You are not alone. This group brings survivors together to discuss their experiences and offer each other support. 18+ only, please

First and third Wednesday
5:30-6:30PM 
RSVP to SASpeergroup@gmail.com
or Bridget at 716-1242×347
You will receive a confirmation email with log-in information

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/kej-wuck-epy
(US) +1 347-486-6885 PIN: 716345732#
View more phone numbers: https://tel.meet/kej-wuck-epy?pin=8928687485786&hs=7

NAMI Family-to-Family Class
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

To register, call 716-226-6264 or e-mail a request to attend the group with the date to online@namibuffalony.org

Tuesdays:
April 5 – May 24
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
United Methodist Church of Christ, Amherst

Wednesdays:
May 4 – June 22
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Save the Michaels of the World. Buffalo

Family to Family course includes information on illnesses such as anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Other topics covered include communication, problem solving, treatment and recovery. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained family members who have a loved one with a mental health condition. All classes meet and are FREE

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited and it is important to attend all 8 sessions.

Materials and supplies provided.