Marlene A. Schillinger, President/CEO of Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County, about the current need for mental health services in our community
Q: Has your agency seen an increase in requests for mental health services?
Our inquiries and intakes for mental health services are consistent. We see an escalation in inquires and intakes during certain times of the year. For example, in March and the beginning of April we will see a spike in inquiries and intakes during March Madness. People of all ages, gender and socioeconomic backgrounds try to make up their sports betting loses. When they don’t, people become interested in our Gambling Recovery program.