After several months of hard work and collaboration, the Anti Stigma Coalition of Erie County has officially launch an awareness campaign “Join the Conversation”.
The Coalition is a group of 15 agencies coming together for one cause- ending the stigma around mental illness. The Coalition has secured support from the Patrick Lee Foundation, The Tower Foundation and also a media partnership with Channel 2 WGRZ.
This campaign asks our community to “Join the Conversation” and share stories about their own experiences around mental health. Crisis Services will be participating in the social media push. Channel 2 will be doing regular news stories around mental health for this upcoming year and will bring faces to those living with mental illness in our community.
The Coalition is looking for wide-spread support from the community and asking everyone to take a pledge to end stigma. On the website, check out the section titled “Take the Pledge”. Please consider submitting your pledge and committing to this campaign.