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Back-to-School And Mental Wellness

Back-to-School And Mental Wellness

For some young people, going back to school is an exciting time of new challenges and having fun with friends. But for other students, it can be a stressful period of change resulting in serious mental health challenges. Starting at a new school, entering a new grade,...

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Overcoming the Stigma of PTSD

Overcoming the Stigma of PTSD

In 1965, U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Patrick Welch was seriously injured in Vietnam, spending two years in the hospital and experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for 20 years before seeking help. He self-medicated with alcohol, experiencing...

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Exercise PTSD – Battling Result Expectations

Exercise PTSD – Battling Result Expectations

Exercise. This simple word conjures images of extremely fit, athletic young people in very tight-fitting clothing, and this is unfortunately the image that can stop people who are dealing with mental health issues from going to the gym. Thankfully, there is a reliable...

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May 14th Membership Celebration at WNED

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...

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Spotlight: A Q&A with Telesco Creative Group

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...

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Coalition Receives State Award

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...

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