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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Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic

Treatment for Serious Mental Illness in a Pandemic   COVID-19 presented new challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health. Nearly half of U.S. adults say their mental health has been negatively impacted during the pandemic. According to Melissa L. Farrell, Managing Director of Clinical

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New CEO at BestSelf Behavioral Health

The BestSelf Behavioral Health Board of Directors announced today that Elizabeth Woike-Ganga, LCSW-R will take over as President/CEO on July 1, 2020. She will replace Howard K. Hitzel, Psy.D., MPA who is retiring after 24 years. BestSelf Behavioral Health, Inc. is a product of a June 2017

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