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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP shares tools, resources and creative ways to have a #RealConvo with the people in your life. You don’t need special training to have an open, authentic conversation about mental health. Often, just talking about it can be the first important step in staying connected for yourself or someone else and helping get support or treatment if needed.

Managing Stress & Anxiety

Recently, NIMH conducted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety. Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help. 

Crisis Services

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service, Inc. began operation in November of 1968 after two years of strategic planning by the Mental Health Association, the Psychological Association of WNY, the Community Welfare Council, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health. It was developed to have broader purposes and concerns in the area of emergency mental health services than currently available by offering a 24/7 response.
  • Buffalo & Erie County
  • 24 Hour Addiction Hotline
  • Kids Helpline
  • Chautauqua County Hotline
  • 24 Hour Erie County Domestic Violence Hotline
    For Shelter: 716-884-6000
  • 24 Hour NYS Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline

Start The Conversation

Being a parent isn’t easy. You want your child to have a wide range of experiences and grow into a successful, independent adult. At the same time, you want to protect them from the many dangerous substances and situations out there in the world.

So what do you do? It’s actually simpler than you may think. Talk it over. Tell your child what you know about drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors, including your family history—and what you want them to understand. Ask questions about their opinions and preferences. Listen. Let them know how much you care about them and their future.

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Discussions With NIDA

(National Institute on Drug Abuse)

In this edition of the Science Behind Addiction LIVE video series, University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss race, equity and inclusion in academia and science.

NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins and NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic may be escalating the opioid crisis and efforts to adapt research as a result of the convergence of two drastic health crises.

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