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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Niagara Pride to Host Virtual Provider Lunch and Learn Series

Niagara Pride, Inc., a community service LGBTQ+ organization servicing all of Niagara County, NY, will be hosting the first of a series of virtual Community Provider Lunch and Learn Zoom presentations starting on February 19, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The Lunch and Learn series will run

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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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Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider

Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider by Annette Pinder Shannon Bryant is excited to serve as Kaleida Health’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Shannon was always interested in working with people, including individuals with a

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Compeer Receives Grant from the Garman Family Foundation

Compeer of Greater Buffalo, a non-profit, non-clinical social service agency that promotes positive mental health through meaningful friendships was awarded a grant for $25,000 from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant will be used to provide Teen Mental Health

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Virtual and Outdoor Events and Resources

Outdoor Activities Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board & Brush DIY

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Telehealth Access Supports Students’ Mental Health Needs

As part of D’Youville’s ongoing response to COVID-19, students now have free, immediate and unlimited access to mental health counseling visits through TimelyMD, a telehealth company that specializes in higher education. The new program, called SaintsCare, is offered to students as an additional source of mental health

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Bipolar Disorder Challenges

Bipolar Disorder Challenges Medications, Compliance, Side Effects By Helaine Sanders, LMSW, JD    I live with bipolar disorder (bipolar), a mental health condition that causes episodes of mania, depression, and severe mood swings that can result in serious consequences, including psychiatric hospitalization. Having lived with bipolar for the past 30 years, I can tell you that it’s not

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When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help!

When You’re in a Dark Place Ask for Help! By Naomi Taylor   A mental health crisis can look different for each individual. People experiencing a crisis can feel heightened feelings of anxiety or depression, may be victims of domestic violence, or imagine hearing voices. The Renewal

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Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms

Understanding Depression and its Triggers and Symptoms    Many people periodically have days when they just seem to be in a bad mood. When a bad mood isn’t short-lived, this might be a potential indicator of depression. Depression is a common mental disorder that, according to Sanjay

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