ERIE COUNTY ANTI-STIGMA COALITION

Where: VIP Tent at Canalside Buffalo

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for the launch of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Campaign, “Join the Conversation.”  The Erie County  Anti-Stigma Coalition was formed to address the stigma surrounding mental illness. The campaign is designed to start a  community conversation to educate the public on the real facts surrounding mental illness and give those who suffer a voice  in an effort to reduce or eliminate stigma in Erie County.

Mental illness is a disease. As with any disease, prevention, early intervention and treatment save lives.

One in 5 Americans are living with a diagnosable mental health condition. Normalizing the conversation around mental health issues is the first step in helping those who suffer get help and leads to creating a healthier community for all.

The campaign is being funded by The Patrick P. Lee Foundation, The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Erie County Department of Mental Health and the donations and in-kind services of the coalition founding partners.

About Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition The Anti-Stigma Coalition is composed of members from 15 well known organizations who came together in the pursuit of one common goal: to change how people in our community view mental illness in order to reduce or eliminating stigma in Erie County and Western New York.

 

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