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Sign Up for Monthly Mental Health Seminars hosted by ECDMH and UB Psychiatric Practice

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The Erie County Department of Mental Health and the University Psychiatric Practice have collaborated to provide a monthly mental health seminar on a variety of topics. It will occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, beginning October 21st, 2015.  Please note that there are only 40 spots available for the October 21st seminar and it will be on a first come first serve basis. Please RSVP (for the October 21st seminar ONLY) to Chelsea.dominick@erie.gov by Friday October 16, 2015. She will be sending a monthly notice for each seminar. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Dominick at (716) 858-1531 or Chelsea.dominick@erie.gov.


The Buffalo Psychiatric Center

400 Forest Ave

Buffalo, NY 14213


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Presented by:

Dr. Peter S. Martin, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University at Buffalo & Associates

Proposed Seminars are below: 

10/21/15– Normal Development and Attachment

11/18/15– ADHD

12/16/15 – Aggression and Behavioral Disturbances in Childhood

1/20/16 – Anxiety

2/17/16 – PTSD

3/16/16 – Depression

4/20/16 – Bipolar Disorder

5/18/16 – Autism Spectrum Disorders

6/15/16– Substance Use Disorders

7/20/16 – Common Medications in Mental Health

8/17/16 – “Mental Health” vs. “Behavioral Health” – What does it mean?

9/21/16 – Intersection between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System

Alzheimer’s Association 3-part series for early stage caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter is holding  free classes on early stage dementia for caregivers.


3-part series on July 1, July 8, July 15, 2014

6 – 7:30pm at Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter Office

Free and open to all caregivers

Registration required. Call 1.800.272.3900


Living with Alzheimiers

**They also have a class for people with a diagnosis–call us to learn more!**


For those who are unable to attend but interested in learning more about future programs, please call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

Caregivers : This Day is For You! November 2nd Workshops

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There are a few days left to register for the Caregivers: This Day is For You! day of workshops & resource fair on November 2 at the Millennium Hotel. Please let caregivers you may know (friends, neighbors, family) about it.

The Caregiver Resource Center is taking reservations for the FREE annual Caregivers: This Day is For You! event on Nov. 2 at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga from 8 am – 3 pm. Workshop topics include:

  • Who’s Helping the Family Caregiver?
  • Dealing With Challenging Behaviors
  • An Attorney Talks with Caregivers about Legal & Financial Issues
  • Activities for Your Loved One at Home …
  • Laughter for a Happy, Healthy Life!
  • Guilt and Depression: What Caregivers Need to Know
  • Personal Care and Hygiene
  • End of Life Issues – Helping the Caregiver and Their Loved One
  • Also offered are 7 small group discussions this year on: Understanding Levels of Care
  • Pharmacy 2013: Benefits & Services for You
  • Resistant Care Receivers
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Seniors & Driving
  • 10 Top Funeral Fallacies
  • UNYTS: Critical Conversations

The lunch time keynote speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Garbarino from the Geriatric Center of WNY .

Although there is no charge for this Workshop & Resource Day, registration is required.

To register please call:(716) 858-2177  or e-mail caregiver@erie.gov.

Lunch and adult respite care (inquire when you register), will be provided at no charge.

There will also be resource tables with local vendors!

Hosted by: Erie County Caregiver Coalition and the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center. Look for the parking lot shuttle when you get there – it’ll be picking folks up in the parking lots surrounding the hotel so you don’t have to walk so far. Knowledge is POWER!! Hope to see you there!!!