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Spotlight: A Q&A with Restoration Society, Inc.

Spotlight: A Q&A with Restoration Society, Inc.

Restoration Society, Inc. programs are rehabilitation communities founded upon the recovery vision that all individuals can lead active lives filled with hope and satisfaction and make valuable contributions to our community.  We recently spoke with Nancy Singh, M.A.,...

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Mental Wellness During Uncertain Times

Mental Wellness During Uncertain Times

Fear, uncertainty, anger, sadness, and loneliness - these emotions are common as our community and country reacts to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t let stigma prevent you from reaching out for help. “The barrier to seek help is a lot...

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Signs of Mental Illness in Adults & Adolescents

Signs of Mental Illness in Adults & Adolescents

Are you concerned that you or a loved one has a mental illness? Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following: Excessive worrying or fear Feeling excessively sad or low Confused thinking or...

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Spotlight: A Q&A with Horizon Health Services

Spotlight: A Q&A with Horizon Health Services

Horizon Health Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that provides hope and healing for individuals and their families dealing with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Established in 1975, Horizon is the largest provider of outpatient mental health...

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A Sister’s Story

A Sister’s Story

It’s been more than twenty years since my younger sister, Beverly, died by suicide. It was 1993, I was 20 years old and my life was going well. I lived in an apartment with a best friend and I was doing well in college. I used to go to sleep with a smile on my face....

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Spotlight: A Q&A with Say Yes Buffalo

Spotlight: A Q&A with Say Yes Buffalo

The mission of the Say Yes Buffalo partnership is to strengthen the Western New York economy by investing in the education of Buffalo’s future workforce. The primary goals of the partnership are to convene the school district, parents, teachers, administrators, state,...

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The Stigma of Suicide: Ending the Silence

The Stigma of Suicide: Ending the Silence

One person dies by suicide every five hours in New York State and suicide is the state's 12th leading cause of death. “Suicide is the ultimate outcome of stigma,” said Jessica C. Pirro, LMSW, Chief Executive Officer, Crisis Services and Vice-Chair of the Erie County...

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Member Spotlight with Child and Family Services

Member Spotlight with Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services dedicates its resources to meet the needs of children and families. One of Western New York’s oldest human service agencies, Child and Family Services fosters safe and healthy environments for children and families in local homes, schools,...

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