Free Events to Help People Cope with COVID

Spectrum Health’s NY Project Hope Launches New Program Series: Free Events Help People Cope with COVID Spectrum Health and Human Services, a proud provider agency for NY Project Hope, developed a series of free and in-person and virtual events to help with COVID-19’s emotional impact. Programs begin on

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Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out of Balance

by Karl Shallowhorn In 1983, film director Godfrey Reggio released the avant-garde art film, Koyaanisqatsi. The musical score was written by renowned American classical composer Philip Glass, and I was immediately drawn to it. The movie, a montage of images and scenes with no spoken words or

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Art Mural is A Visual Depiction of Hope

BCAT and Horizon Health Services Announce A Visual Depiction of Hope to Coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month  A Visual Depiction of Hope with An Art Mural Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) and Horizon Health Services (Horizon), have formed a unique partnership to bring a

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Spectrum Health Launches Video Series

“Spectrum Health Q&A” Premiers for Mental Health Awareness Month Spectrum Health & Human Services debuted a new informational video series on its social media platforms. Called “Spectrum Health Q&A,” the series answers basic questions about counseling, mental wellness, careers in the profession, and other topics in an

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Increasing Mental Health Issues Create a Triple Pandemic

Increasing Mental Health Issues Create a Triple Pandemic By Judith Fales   The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Chan School) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) teamed up to present a program entitled, “Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19.” Moderated by Jane

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Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Mental Illness and Physical Health Go Together Mindfulness practices and seeing a therapist can help! by Jocelyn Grimaldi    “Mental illness and physical health are hand in glove. They go together. Mental stability is the cornerstone to managing physical health,” says Sanjay Gupta, Medical Director, Endeavor Health Services. Having

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BestConnections – Help for Those at Risk of Suicide and Domestic Violence

BestConnections Help for Those at Risk of Suicide and Domestic Violence by Annette Pinder   As we continue to write about the mental health effects of the pandemic, two important BestSelf Behavioral Health local programs are helping individuals at risk of suicide and domestic violence. BestConnections Hospital

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The Winter Blues Are Real and COVID May Make it Worse

Is COVID making winter blues (seasonal affective disorder) worse? Some people love the cold weather months. They eagerly bundle up for a brisk walk, they hit the ski slopes, they huddle by a window to watch the snow fall. But for other people, this is a dreary

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Expanded Mental Health Services in WNY

Harmonia Collaborative Care was awarded two regional grants to expand services. The BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Blue Fund and the Garman Family Foundation have provided support for the growth of Harmonia programs in 2021. The BlueCross BlueShield Blue Fund has recognized the need for expansion

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Sexual Harassment: Anxiety-Provoking and Unhealthy

Sexual Harassment: Anxiety-Provoking and Unhealthy It Even Happens Remotely! By Lindy Korn, Esq. People have been starved for human interaction during the pandemic, especially those working from home. While holiday parties took place remotely this year, zoom technology includes visual interactions and private breakout rooms. It is

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