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Erie county anti-stigma coalition presents: The State of Stigma

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Mental Health in Rural Communities

March 28, 2024 | 12:00PM

Often times, rural communities are overlooked when it comes to addressing mental health. Whether it is proximity to care or a different mindset when it comes to mental health—mental illness affects every type of community. Our Facebook live will discuss topics addressing mental illness and the stigma around talking about it in rural communities.

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Our regular Facebook live events bring together experts from the mental health field and broader community to share information and about mental health topics and efforts to reduce stigma. These events are always free and open to the public.

March 2024 — State of Stigma: Mental Health in Rural Communities

March 2024 — State of Stigma: Mental Health in Rural Communities

Often times, rural communities are overlooked when it comes to addressing mental health. Whether it is proximity to care or a different mindset when it comes to mental health—mental illness affects every type of community. Our Facebook live will discuss topics addressing mental illness and the stigma around talking about it in rural communities.

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February 2024 — State of Stigma: Mental Health in theRestaurant Industry

February 2024 — State of Stigma: Mental Health in theRestaurant Industry

Restaurant work is a high stress, demanding industry. Workers may be hesitant to share mental health struggles due to fear of stigma or concerns about job security. And some workers may not have support from management. The competitive nature of the industry may discourage employees from prioritizing their mental health or seeking help when needed.

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February 2023 — The State of Stigma: How Stigma Impacts Caregivers

February 2023 — The State of Stigma: How Stigma Impacts Caregivers

Caregiving can be stressful, and caregivers often experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. While caring for a child, spouse, or parent with a mental or physical illness, caregivers may be reluctant to seek help for their own mental health issues. Learn about ways to move past stigma and be mentally healthy.

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March 2022 — The State of Stigma: Are Mental Health Concerns Contributing to Healthcare Worker Burnout?

March 2022 — The State of Stigma: Are Mental Health Concerns Contributing to Healthcare Worker Burnout?

Long hours, dealing with an unknown virus, extreme safety protocols, and labor shortages are causing severe mental health challenges for frontline health care workers and first responders. Depression, anxiety, PTSD are common experiences as the pandemic peaks and wanes in our community. Join us as we hear from workers on the frontline and discuss what we can do to support healthcare workers.

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January 2022 – The State of Stigma: Keeping Communication Channels Open for High School Students

June 2021 — The State of Stigma: Proactive & Progressive Ways Religious Communities are Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

“The leadership of our faith communities have a major responsibility to actively create a climate where members can feel okay about seeking help for mental health issues, especially with us having gone through this pandemic,” Max Donatelli, Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition founding member, said. “Thankfully we know of some who are, and we will be featuring them during the Facebook Live session.”

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January 2022 – The State of Stigma: Keeping Communication Channels Open for High School Students

May 2021 — The State of Stigma: What Has Changed During the Pandemic

During the past year, people reporting anxiety symptoms have tripled and depression symptoms have quadrupled. Mental health challenges are expected to continue as people return to work and activities, yet may still face financial, employment and health concerns. Learn how stigma prevents people from getting the help they need. A panel of experts will offer resources and encouragement.

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January 2022 – The State of Stigma: Keeping Communication Channels Open for High School Students

April 2021 — The State of Stigma: The Effect of Stigma on People Who Served in the Military

Join the Conversation as a panel of experts share their stories and discuss the stigma of mental health challenges among veterans and those who serve in the military. Many veterans and active military personnel are embarrassed or ashamed about mental health issues and stigma can prevent them from seeking treatment. Learn about mental health resources and the myths and real struggles of veterans and military personnel.

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