Mental Wellness and Self-Care in the New Year

Before the start of the pandemic, one in five Americans lived with a diagnosable mental health condition. These rates have skyrocketed as individuals from all walks of life have experienced disruption and insecurity in their lives due to the collective trauma caused...

Spotlight: A Q&A with Buffalo Toronto Public Media

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is a trusted public media resource that enriches its audiences by providing educational, entertaining programming and services, as well as engaging the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities through cultural and civic...

Make Your Mental Health a Priority During the Holidays

As concerns about staying safe and healthy continue, we enter a holiday season like none other. Beloved traditions of gathering with family and friends may not be possible, yet this year may present an opportunity to adjust expectations and embrace new ways to...

Spotlight: A Q&A with the Community Mental Health Committee of St. Joseph University Parish

This month, we learn more about the Mental Health Committee of St. Joseph’s University Parish. St. Joseph University Parish is a Catholic community that fosters an atmosphere of welcome to all. Attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and nourished by vibrant...

Mental Illness Stigma Common for Cancer Survivors

As of January 2019, the National Cancer Institute estimated that there were 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. By 2030, this number of cancer survivors is projected to increase to 22.2 million. Along with serious physical challenges, mental health...


Local News Coverage

October 8, 2020

Advice for school families dealing with mental anguish this school year

October 8, 2020

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

August 9, 2020

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

July 22, 2020

Talking about mental health issues in the workplace

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

May 25, 2020

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

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

November 23, 2019

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

November 8, 2019

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

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

September 11, 2019

Watch Our Facebook Live Chat on Mental Health Issues

Spectrum News
August 5, 2019

Discussing mental health following mass shootings

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.

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

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


Senior Companion “Phone Connection” Program Accepting Recipients
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Senior Companion “Phone Connection” Program Accepting Recipients: This free program serves as an alternative to providing in-home visits; must be 55 or older and living in Erie County

People Inc.
January 2021 – Ongoing
Contact: Alissa Yax at or call 716.768.2381

ZOOM: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and Bipolar Support Group
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Nurtured Heart Approach Part 2
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a language based approach that can help you regain focus and power and rebuild the love you want in your home.

Structure, Routine and Strategies during COVID-19
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Strategies for setting up routine and structure in the home when child are engaged in hybrid-model schooling.

Free Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

January 13 & 27 9 AM – 3 PM
Free Adult Mental Health First Aid Training
Community Health Center of Buffalo
Contact Sunday Lamwaka to register or for more information at