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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

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.


What's Happening in Mental Health

March 10, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM

Horizon & Leadership Buffalo present, Bearing the Brunt: Women’s Mental Health & Wellness in Unprecedented Times, showcasing hardships many women face such as unemployment and responsibilities related to family and education. Topics include Women’s roles and expectations, Managing life transitions, Boundary setting, self-care and self-compassion. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. ...

New York has a free, confidential helpline as part of the FEMA response to COVID-19.
Call 1-844-863-9314
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Check out the February 2021 Newsletter!

Highlights include:

Get Beyond Stigma and Find the Help You Need


Q&A with WNY Heroes

Click here for the Newsletter

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

Erie County Training Collaborative

The Erie County Department of Mental Health is hosting a monthly training series for anyone working in the System of Care addressing mental health, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

The trainings will take place the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12PM to 1PM. For more information click here!

 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