May 14th Membership Celebration at WNED

Thank you to members who attended the Membership Celebration on May 14 at WNED. A highlight of the event, hosted by Claudine Ewing of WGRZ News, was a panel discussion with campaign spokespersons talking about their mental health challenges. Join the Conversation is...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Telesco Creative Group

We recently spoke with Mike Telesco, President of Telesco Creative Group, about his company's involvement with the Anti-Stigma Coalition.  Q: Why did you get involved with the Anti-Stigma Coalition? We were asked by Michelle Brown (former Executive Director of...

Coalition Receives State Award

New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) honored the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition and its Join the Conversation Campaign with an inaugural Community Care Award. The Coalition received the award for furthering the OMH mission and making a positive contribution...

Stigma Impacts Older Adults With Mental Illness

Mental health concerns are becoming more prevalent in older people, yet the stigma of mental illness often prevents them from seeking help. Baby boomers are aging and this population group is exploding—it’s estimated that by 2030, one in five U.S. residents will be...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Erie County Department of Mental Health

The Erie County Department of Mental Health (ECDMH) provides over $62 million in funding from a variety of federal, state, and county sources for the provisions of services on a contract basis to 43 community  based agencies, other County departments, or directly by...


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

Oct 18, 2017

Depression: There’s Help and Hope

Oct 10, 2017

Malarchuk Talks Mental Health Awareness

Aug 7, 2017

Let’s Talk Stigma: A Story of Recovery

Danny Spewak, WGRZ
Aug 7, 2017

College and mental health

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

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


Vehicles for Vets
May 25 @ 12:00 am – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am
Vehicles for Vets

Nominate a veteran who deserves to win a free car from Basil. For every vehicle sold the Basil Family Dealership will donate to the Veterans One-stop Center of WNY. Plus, win $1,000 if your nomination wins.

3Leaf Group Audiobooks
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
3Leaf Group Audiobooks

Have you ever listened to an audiobook? Now’s your chance to listen for free with 3Leaf Group Audiobooks brought to you by New York National Guard.

Exclusively for New York National Guard Members & Their Families.

American Legion Band’s Color Guard Openings @ American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
American Legion Band's Color Guard Openings @ American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas has openings for veterans to serve in the Bands Color Guard. The Color Guard will serve as guardians of the colorsby displaying and escorting the National Flag, State and Post/Band flags. The Color Guard will lead the Band in parades and present the colors at concerts prior to the performance of the National Anthem.

The Band is an 85 member band that has won 20 National Titles and performs concerts yearround and parades during the spring and summer months. Please Contact David Abrahamian at 716632-8184 if you have an interest and would like to obtain additional information on this opportunity.

American Red Cross Coping with Deployments Course
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
American Red Cross Coping with Deployments Course
  1. Go to
  2. Click on About Us—located on a tool bar across the top of the page
  3. Click on Military Families under Our Work
  4. Scroll down the page until you see this: click Deployment Services
  5. Scroll down page and click Coping With Deployment Course
  6. Scroll down to Registering and read the directions. It will tell you how to register as a first-time user.
American Red Cross Sound the Alarm
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
American Red Cross Sound the Alarm

Since 2014, the Red Cross, in partnership with fire departments and other local groups, has visited homes installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies.

Join us today in helping to save lives.

In partnership with local fire departments, community groups and corporate supporters, we are offering FREE smoke alarms to residents in need and providing fire preparedness education to hundred of local families through our ongoing Home Fire Campaign.

Every year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters – the vast majority of which are home fires. And tragically, seven people die in home fires each day, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. The Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.

Spring 2018 the American Red Cross kicked off an annual event of Sound the Alarm, to install 100,000 alarms across the nation in a few short weeks. We rocked that goal and plan to do so again this spring.

But the program is more than a few weeks long – it is year round!

We hope you will join us year round in supporting making homes safer.