New ECMC Videos Offer Coping Advice for Holidays, Pandemic, More

New ECMC Videos Offer Coping Advice for Holidays, Pandemic, More Chief Clinical Psychologist Lisa A. Keenan-Uschold, Ph.D., Provides Valuable Coping Tips   BUFFALO, NEW YORK— Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation recently completed production of new videos that offer coping strategies and advice to help get through the upcoming

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Your Children’s Mental Health During a Pandemic

Your Children’s Mental Health During the Pandemic by Peter Kates   A recent report published in Time Magazine confirms that while COVID-19 is sparing most kids’ bodies, it’s not being kind to their minds. Saba Abaci, M.D. Medical Director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services at Univera Healthcare,

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What’s the Problem With Gambling?

What’s the Problem with Gambling?    Legal gambling is more accessible than ever before. While many people can enjoy occasional gambling responsibly, many others are vulnerable to problem gambling.  According to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), nearly 668,000 New York adults

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Spectrum Health Urgent Care

Spectrum Health Urgent Care Behavioral Health, Addictions Care Facility is the First in the Region By Annette Pinder   Spectrum Health and Human Services recently opened the only Urgent Mental Health Addictions Care Clinic (UMAHACC) in the region, located at 1280 Main Street in Buffalo. UMAHACC provides

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Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment   (BPT) – Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, medical condition. Unfortunately, many people talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing, and also use words that portray someone with addiction in a shameful way. To reduce harmful

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It’s Okay to Struggle

It’s okay to struggle, especially now If you can’t do it yourself, ask for help! by Annette Pinder Victoria (Tori) Brooks, MD, directs Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) comprehensive psychiatric emergency program providing emergency treatment for patients facing acute mental health issues. A native Buffalonian, Tori attended

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Spectrum Health Urgent Care Service

Spectrum Health Opens Cutting Edge Urgent Care Service: Behavioral Health, Addictions Care Facility is the First in the Region Spectrum Health and Human Services commemorated the opening of its innovative Urgent Mental Health Addictions Care Clinic (U-MHACC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. It is the first facility of

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