Michael R. Ranney, CRC-R, LMHC, Commissioner of Mental Health

Michael R. Ranney, CRC-R, LMHC
Commissioner of Mental Health



Our Vision

The Erie County Department of Mental Health Will empower stakeholders to access behavioral health services that promote hope, recovery and improved quality of life 

Mental Health News

7/8/2019: Quitting Alcohol Can Improve Womens Mental Health 

Studies found that those who abstained from drinking alcohol altogether reported the highest level of mental well-being while women who quit drinking reported the highest improvement in mental well-being for both the Hong Kong and U.S. cohorts, according to the study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.


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Mission Statement

The Erie County Department of Mental Health Provides administrative leadership and ensures the coordination of a community  based behavioral health system that is accessible, comprehensive, person centered and recovery focused.


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Phone: (716) 858-8530

Department of Mental Health
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Room 1237
Buffalo, New York 14202