Cultivating a Conversation With Your Teen

Having a Dialogue About Mental Health and Substance Abuse By Claire Rosenecker, Horizon Corporate Communications Transitioning into the teenage years can present challenges for children and their families. The physical and emotional changes these children face, the increasing influences of social media, and for many, the unknowns

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Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out of Balance

by Karl Shallowhorn In 1983, film director Godfrey Reggio released the avant-garde art film, Koyaanisqatsi. The musical score was written by renowned American classical composer Philip Glass, and I was immediately drawn to it. The movie, a montage of images and scenes with no spoken words or

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Virtual and Outdoor Events and Resources

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do 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 &

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Spectrum Health to Offer Community Events

An informational webinar, family story time, and adding a service to rural communities are some of the ways Spectrum Health & Human Services will honor Mental Health Awareness Month in May. “Mental Health Awareness Month is typically a time to share stories of hope that can help

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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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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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