In recent years there’s been more focus than ever before on mental health and the way mental health illnesses can affect our everyday lifestyles. One of the many remaining questions about mental health is this: do mental health issues affect everyone equally? Or do some groups experience these issues in unique ways? Read more.
A letter from a community leader, Rev. Kinzer Pointer

Here we are, citizens of the United States of America and it is July of 2018. Our national conversation around mental illness is full of stigma and innuendo, we only discuss behavioral health each time there is a mass shooting. As a nation we would have you believe that every mass murderer is mentally disturbed. We fail to recognize that by extension we include every person who has any form of mental illness. This is a sad reality that becomes exponentially exasperated when we raise the question of mental well being in the African American community. Read more.
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
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