MH and COVID


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Mark O'Brien, Commissioner


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

 

Coronavirus

If you are looking for information about the virus and the most current information about what is happening here in Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health has a great website with information for the general public, healthcare providers, businesses, and community organizations. The link is www.erie.gov/health/coronavirus.

During this time, in addition to our physical health we want to stress the importance of taking care of our mental health. The uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing heightened stress, anxiety and fear for all of us.

HELP IS AVAILABLE! You are not alone!

Resources about mental health including substance use related to COVID-19 can be found here: COVID-19 Resources

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NEW Resource for Parents to help students with back to school during COVID-19

Erie County Cares

Back to School and Mental Health

A Parent Resource

MH and COVID

During this time, in addition to our physical health we want to stress the importance of taking care of our mental health. The uncertainty of COVID-19 is causing heightened stress, anxiety and fear for all of us. Click the box for important information and resources to help you during these challenging times.

Gambling Addiction or Problem Gambling is known as the “hidden addiction” because there are no visible signs. Unlike alcohol or drug addiction, you can’t visibly see the effects of someone’s gambling. For example, if someone has been drinking, you may smell alcohol, or they may be slurring their speech. Because of the lack of visibility, often those suffering from a gambling addiction can hide it longer than someone with an alcohol or drug problem. Usually, gambling addiction is discovered when there is a loss of accessibility to money and/or negative actions occur.  

OMH Statewide VirtualTown Hall

Featuring Commissioner Ann Sullivan, M.D.

Tuesday, December 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

OMH is conducting a Statewide Virtual Town Hall with Commissioner Ann Sullivan, M.D., presenting and taking feedback on OMH’s vision for the future of the public mental health system. OMH is dedicated to providing individuals and families access to quality, integrated, services and supports that foster recovery and well-being. Public input is crucial in assisting the agency in meeting the needs of all of the people we serve. All comments will be reviewed and considered in the devel opment of the annual OMH Statewide Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Section 5.07 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law. Accessible Online and by Phone The town hall will be held online and by phone in order to maximize access for public participation. Registration will be available soon. If you require any special accommodations to participate in the event or have any questions about the format, please contact
Ben Rosen at (518) 474-1897.

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.

 

Erie County Department of Mental Health is a proud partner with Live Well Erie. Click the box to learn more!

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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