Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition 2022 Awareness Study Report

For 5 years, the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition has been conducting an awareness campaign, Join the Conversation (, to educate people about mental health and eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness. Mental Health Advocates of WNY is the fiduciary agent for the coalition and is making this request on the coalition?s behalf

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
AMOUNT: $15,000

Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued