Mental Health Advocates of WNY (formerly Mental Health Association of Erie County)

Join the Conversation Anti-Stigma Campaign

“Two years ago, the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition launched “Join the Conversation” to create a community dialogue so that people dealing with mental health challenges know that they are not alone, help is available and recovery is possible. The campaign allows people to share stories about their struggles and successes.

Tower support will allow the Coalition to expand campaign efforts. This will entail maintaining traditional and digital media presence, increasing organizational members, refining workshops and informational presentations to focus on specific audiences, and outgoing communications about the campaign.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
AMOUNT: $70,100 over One Year

Team Fourteen

In early 2016, Lahey Behavioral Health (now Beth Israel Lahey Behavioral Services) was looking to bring more family-focused counseling options to young people dealing with substance use disorders in Essex County.  Community-level data suggested that as many as 28% of patients in treatment were under the age of 25.   Young people leaving treatment (residential or … Continued