Renaissance Addiction Services, Inc. Joins BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc.

January 4, 2022 – The Boards of Directors of BestSelf Behavioral Health and Renaissance Addiction Services (RASI) announced today they have approved an agreement through which the RASI program will become part of BestSelf. BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. is the largest community-based behavioral health organization serving children

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Niagara County Introducing Youth Peer Support Services

Mental Health Association in Niagara County Introducing Youth Peer Support Services The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, in collaboration with Mental Health Advocates of Western New York, is pleased to announce that they will be offering Youth Peer Support Services to middle and high school students

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The Silent Pandemic: COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

By Peter Kates Forty-one percent of adults report struggling with mental health or substance use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is up from 20 percent pre-COVID. Nearly one in three adults now report having symptoms of anxiety or depression.“Behind the masks,

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Calling All Colleges, Students, and Parents!

Calling All Colleges, Students, and Parents! Online Mental Health Therapy for College Students is Successfully Filling an Important Need By Annette Pinder Cody Semrau, CEO and Founder of BetterMynd, headquartered in Buffalo, is on a mission to improve the mental health of college students through better access

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Mental Health Association in Niagara County Offering Grief Support Group

The Mental Health Association in Niagara County is adding a revamped Grief Support Group to its growing roster of support group offerings beginning December 9th at its office located at 36 Pine Street in Lockport, NY. The group will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the

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Addressing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter can be an awe-inspiring time of year. Snow-covered landscapes and opportunities to enjoy sports such as skiing and snowboarding, make winter a favorite time of year for nature enthusiasts and athletes. But many people struggle with the transition from warm weather and long, sunny days of

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Support Your Loved One on their Recovery Journey: Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

By Claire Rosenecker Coping with and learning how to handle your loved one’s mental health and/or substance use disorders can be challenging and overwhelming. Creating a positive environment in which your loved one feels supported and motivated to participate in treatment is critical to guiding them on

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Recovery Options Made Easy: The Recovery Renewal Center for those in Crisis Needs Your Help

By Shannon Higbee, CEO and COO of Recovery Options Made Easy Recovery Options Made Easy (Recovery Options) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization located in Erie County that provides exemplary peer-driven mental health crisis services. Recovery Options’ unique care and treatment model was conceived by the late

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