Niagara University will host a national conference June 13-15, 2018.  Experts from across the country will discuss how to address bias and inequities in our communities.  Earn Social Work and LMHC CEU's with conference registration.  Lawyers can earn 2.0 CLE's.  Please call 716-286-8520 to learn more or email    Conference Flyer    Conference Brochure

International Institute of Buffalo launches Opioid Response Training:  In an effort to further its  mission to combart human trafficking and provide trauma-informed care for survivors, the International Institute of Buffalo will begin a series of training sessions for professionals working within the mental health, addiction, and medical fields.  The program will offer technical assistance so that those in direct care will have the tools to identify victims of human trafficking who may present at their doors for other reasons; mainly those related to opioid use.  The first session is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 23rd at Evergreen Commons, 67 Prospect Avenue, Buffalo.  For more information or to set a time, please contact Amy Fleischauer, Director of Survivor Support Services, at (716) 725-0548.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic is a one hour documentary, and community education and engagement initiative.  NPS feed on January 17, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.  Website Link   Education Materials including videos, images and classroom content

NYS-OMH 'ACADEMY OF PEERS' (APS) SPRING 2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE:  Enjoy learning in an interactive classroom environment.  Upon completion of ALL modules and passing each on-line test, you are eligible to apply for provisional certification as a Peer Specialist in NYS - All for FREE!    Click for Class Schedule           Click for Enrollment Form 

Be the 1 to Make a Difference : For many, December marks the start of the holiday season.  But the holidays don't represent a season of joy for everyone.   According to a report from the American Psychological Association, 38% of people report that their stress inceases around the holidays.   The high volume of parties around the holidays can make this a particularly difficult time of year for people facing substance abuse challenges.  Click on the link and see how you can get involved in this.

Peer Connection Support Groups

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






Phone: (716) 858-8530

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