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.