Mental health problems represent 5 out of 10 leading causes of disability worldwide; amounting to nearly one-third of the disability in the world. Leading contributors include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and dementia.
Suicide claims a life every 30 seconds. According to the World Health Organization almost 3,000 people commit suicide every day in the world. For every person that succeeds in taking their own life there are at least 20 more who try. The global suicide rate is up 60% over the last 50 years with an even more marked increase in the developed world.
Today, more people die from suicide in the United States than from traffic accidents or homicides, and we lose 25 soldiers to suicide for every solider lost in combat.
Crisis Services will be in attendance on May 25th from 8am-1pm at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to provide information on our services and on Mental Health Awareness Month.
Please join us for a fun day on the links benefitting Crisis Services. This tournament is held yearly in memory of Kory Klubek, who took his life eleven years ago at the age of 19. Seven years ago, Kory’s brother Jerry Klubek and Jerry’s friend, Kevin Tamol, started this golf tournament in memory of Kory, with the intention of raising funds for Crisis Services. We are very grateful to Jerry and Kevin for the enthusiasm and effort they show, year in and year out, in putting on this tournament.
Registration at 7:00 AM, Shotgun Start at 8:00
Batavia Country Club
$85 Entry Fee
Congratulations to Don Ko, top individual fundraiser. Team Kun Ko , top fundraising team and Team UB, largest team.
It’s not too late to donate to Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, just click here
The 6th Annual Men Who Cook was a resounding success! Many thanks to all of the great chefs and restaurants, the celebrity servers, the many enthusiastic volunteers from Buffalo State, D’Youville and First Niagara, the staff and management of Statler City and all of those who attended. Go to our facebook page, www.facebook.com/CrisisServices to see pictures of the event or click here to watch this You Tube video
Click here to see the recipes presented at this year’s Men Who Cook. And save the date for next year: