Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources

Recently Parent Network had the honor and privilege to host a Webinar for New York State Transition Partners on Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources. Our guest speaker was Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer Buffalo. He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and

This Mental Trick Makes Your Workouts Easier

It involves talking to yourself So convincing are the health benefits of exercise that it’s a wonder we don’t all run to work every day. That’s until you consider the downside of exercise, of course: it’s hard, sweaty and uncomfortable. That’s especially true in a hot environment. When you work out in the heat, your body shuttles

Holiday Mental Health- Text Support

The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on holiday mental health issues : Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday

Developmental Disability Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) Transition Conference

Join us for a one-day learning opportunity for people involved with students and young adults with disabilities. Focus areas to include: Transportation Behavioral/Mental Health Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Reality of accessing adult services This will be a full day of learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities, parents/guardians, and professionals. SAVE THE DATE October 21, 2016 8 am

NAMI Family-to-Family Course

The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and caregivers of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. It is taught by family members who have lived similar experiences. NAMI Family-to-Family provides insight, information, resources, and empowerment

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

In New York State, more than 300,000 children live with a serious mental health condition. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week was created to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Please see the attached brochure for more