Mental Health

UpLift Buffalo is Region’s First Mindfulness Festival

The Mindfulness Alliance announces first regional Mindfulness Festival — Uplift Buffalo Buffalo, NY is the first city to have the traveling festival featuring international headline speaker Sharon Salzberg. Buffalo, New York – July 30, 2019. The Mindfulness Alliance (TMA) is pleased to announce the final program for the first, regional Mindfulness Festival called – UpLift Buffalo. It will ta... »

Addicted? Try Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery is a peer-to-peer addiction program that is changing lives by Dave Goddard If you are thinking of seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one for drug, alcohol, or behavioral addiction, you are far from alone. The number of people suffering from habitual dependence in America is truly astounding. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 20 million A... »

What Crisis Services Means to Our Community

What Crisis Services Means to Our Community: Investing in Us Means Saving Thousands of Lives by Jessica Pirro Over 50 years ago, Crisis Services in Erie County was forged out of a need for improvements in the system of mental health and emotional support at a time when suicide rates were escalating. The goal to prevent suicides and other crisis incidents continues today including support to approx... »

Understanding Depression and Suicide

By Shannon Traphagen Junior Seau, L’Wren Scott, Robin Williams, and just this week Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade–what do these individuals have in common? Unfortunately, they all took their own lives due to mental health struggles. Kate Spade, fashion designer icon, and billionaire had been battling with depression and anxiety for years, according to her husband, Andy Spade, who she ... »

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces nearly $1 million in Mental Health Grants

Today, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation (Lee Foundation) announced $984,250 in mental health grants and scholarships to support mental health professionals. The Lee Foundation concentrates its investments in two key focus areas – mental health and education. “May is Mental Health Awareness Month so it is an opportunity for us to bring greater awareness to mental illness and its far reaching impact on... »

Home Care Social Workers: Being the Change They Want to See, Everyday

By Chandra Wilson National Social Work Month is a great time to learn about and acknowledge the meaningful impact that social workers have on so many lives. Social workers help individuals, families and community groups cope or navigate the obstacles they encounter in life, from medical or emotional challenges to access to education, care or government and support resources. Here in the New York C... »

The Faces of Bipolar Disorder Look Like You and Me

The faces of bipolar disorder look like you and me – Three WNY Healthy Heroes are making a difference By Annette Pinder and Shannon Traphagen Keith O’Neil is an admired football star, having played with the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Indianapolis Colts. By all accounts, he’s had tremendous success, despite his well-kept secret that something in his mind was terribly wrong. ... »

Can people with dementia travel?

By Thane Schulz Summer is finally approaching, and it’s a wonderful time to get out to enjoy the beautiful warm weather. For many folks, it means traveling to see friends, explore new places, and learn about different cultures. If you are thinking about traveling with a loved one who has dementia, it is wise to take some safety precautions. Someone with advanced stage dementia may get too confused... »

A Homecare Nurse’s Guide to Beating the Holiday Blues – For Seniors and Family Caregivers

By Beth O’keefe Care Coordinator with the not-for-profit VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans For so many of us, the holidays spark feelings of happiness and celebration. Families get together to exchange season’s greetings and ring in the New Year with generations of friends and family coming from far and wide. For most, it’s a festive time. But for members of our community who are homebound, sometimes thin... »

Memory Care Support Groups and Bereavement Support Groups 2016

Memory Care Support Groups and Bereavement Support Groups 2016

Memory Care Support Group The McGuire Group’s Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville will be hosting a new support group for the 2016 year. Two groups will be held on Wednesday, January 13th at Harris Hill Nursing Facility in Lancaster. A NEW wives support group will be held at 3 pm, and a daughter’s support group will be held at 5 pm. There will no longer be a general supp... »

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