Mental Health

Understanding mental health services for children and adults

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS 8/7 August 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm YOU WILL LEARN • The definition of mental illness • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness • A general overview of treatment options • Where to turn for help Akron Newstead Senior Center 5691 Cummings Road Akron, NY 14004 RSVP now! You can call (716) 332-4170 or email info@parentn... »

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 ... »

Lee Foundation Grants for Mental Health

THE LEE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $90,000 IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS IN MENTAL HEALTH AND NEW ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS Buffalo, NY – The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is pleased to announce $90,000 in professional development grants in mental health and new engineering scholarships. The Lee Foundation, a private foundation based in Buffalo, NY, focuses its investments in two key areas – Menta... »

Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, and an important topic. The latest rage on Netflix is 13 Reasons Why. It’s about Hannah Baker, who takes her life after a series of hurtful incidents, brought on by individuals at school. It’s about bullying, hurtful rumors, and ways people hurt one another. It isn’t biographical, but it could be. After all, Hannah’s tragedy is all too common. After one mom watched it w... »

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... »

Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. • Connect – Connect with people around you — family, friends, and colleagues. Spend time developing these relationships. • Be active – Take a walk, go cycling, play a game of football, or go to the gym. Find the activity you enjoy and make it a part of your life. • Keep learning – Learning new skills can give y... »

The Benefits of Alternative Therapy for Mental Health

  One Buffalo Facility Is Leading the Way by Annette Pinder Our bodies respond to how we think, feel and act. Called, “The Mind/Body Connection,” being stressed, anxious or upset affect us mentally and physically. For example, a headache or stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event. In 1992 the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), at the N... »