One of the best ways to reduce the stigma is to learn more about mental illness and celebrate how that awareness can change lives. Separating the truth from the misconception can help increase awareness, understanding and acceptance for those living with mental health challenges.

Mental Health Awareness Month is celebrated every year in May. The Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition believes that if you get involved, get informed and spread the word—together we can change the conversation about mental illness. Through these efforts, we hope that people dealing with mental health challenges will know they are not alone, help is available and recovery is possible.  Read more.
May Events
Crisis Services Mental Health Awareness Kick-off
Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair & 6th Annual Flash Mob
NAMI Buffalo & Erie County Annual Dinner, Dance & Awards Celebration
Let’s Start Talking About Mental Health: Equipping, Empowering, Encouraging
Become a member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition
Does your organization, church, temple, or community group want to combine forces with our organization? Do you individually want to engage with us to stop the stigma of mental illness? Please consider becoming a member of our Coalition by completing our membership form

It is going to take a massive community effort to move the needle on stigma, please become a part of the solution. Questions? Please contact Max Donatelli, Chairperson, at