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MH Update – 12/8/17 – Buffalo News: Mental health challenges are misunderstood in WNY

The results from the survey referenced below confirms the general public’s
lack of knowledge about mental illness. Unfortunately it is not surprising
that over half the people surveyed said that they would not seek mental
health services because ‘people will think I’m not normal.’ A sad but true
commentary. There is so much more that […]

MH Update – 12/8/17 – Rochester Democrat Chronicle: The mental illness stigma: Why it hurts, and how we can stop it

An excellent article from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that
highlights the impact of the stigma of mental illness. 

MHAs across the State, including Pat Woods of the MHA of Rochester and
Monroe County, have been leaders in eradicating the stigma of mental
illness through initiatives like mental health education in schools, mental
health public awareness tax checkoff in income […]

MH Update – 12/7/17 – November/December OMH News – Now available

The latest issue of the New York State Office of Mental Health’s
newsletter, OMH News, has been published to the OMH website:
. This edition is dedicated to the unsung heroes who play a vital role in
mental health care – the family and professional caregivers who work 24
hours a day, seven days a week, for their […]

MH Update – 12/4/17 – Buffalo News: Hamburg schools training staff to recognize kids’ mental health crises

Across New York State, there is a growing movement around mental health
education in schools and Mental Health First Aid. This article about the
Hamburg school district outside of Buffalo reflects this sea change.

Hamburg schools training staff to recognize kids’ mental health crises
By Barbara O’Brien | Published 7:40 a.m. December 4, 2017

If a student gets a bloody nose, her teacher […]