Children's Mental Health Awareness Day The Erie County Children's System of Care Annual Dinner and Celebration:  Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.  Presented by: Families' Child Advocacy Network, the Family Help Center, YEL & Youth Movement groups, Mental Health Association: Child and Family Support Program.  May 10, 2017.  Workshops from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Art show and dinner celebration 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Event being held at the Millenium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY  14225.  Registration available by April 28, 2017.  For additional information, please contact Families' Child Advocacy Network at (716) 884-2599, Ext 300

How a Peer Movement Can Change an Organization, A Mental Health Month Celebration - featuring NYS Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Marie T. Sullivan, MD, a tribute to the Recipient Associate Managers of Buffalo Psychiatric Center in honor of their 20th Anniversary, Peer Success Stories, a Peer-Clinician Conversation/Panel Discussion.  May 3rd, 8:30 a.m. to Noon at Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Avenue, Buffalo, NY  14213.  RSVPs by April 28th - 761-816-2440 or  Continental Breakfast/Free Event.

Addict 2 Addict Peer and Family Support will be  holding get-to-know-you "HELLO" Peer Family Support Groups in four locations around Erie County, to introduce the community to its Critical Peer Response Team (CPR Team), employing individuals who are in recovery to encourage those who are READY to fight their addictions, and advise their friends and family.  

UB Department of Psychiatry is currently enrolling subjects in research studies:  DepressionBipolar DisorderMDD Research Study 


Mental Health Awareness Informational Fair & 5th Annual Flash Mob being held on May 4, 2017, at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library.

SOUTH BUFFALO WALK FOR HOPE - May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cazenovia Park.  South Buffalo and the entire Buffalo/Niagara region have been hit hard in recent years by depression-related deaths.  Suicide and accidental overdoses have unfortunately become increasingly prevalent.  Friends and family members who have lost loved ones too soon are encouraged to walk and remember them in their own way.  The primary objective is to raise awareness and let everyone currently affected by depression and addiction know their community supports them in their battle.  The entire community is asked to take part in this walk.  Register online at: 


SUPERHERO RACE AND WELLNESS WALK:  Be a superhero and change the lives of super kids.  Friday, June 9, 2017 , 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   For information:  and





Phone: (716) 858-8530

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