New website provides database of mental and behavioral health resources across WNY

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – A new website has launched that provides an interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources in Western New York.

Just Tell One, a public outreach initiative of WNY’s Mental Health Advocates (MHA), launched its new website Thursday to coincide with the recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

When you visit the site, you’ll find an interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources in all eight western New York counties. There are also downloadable toolkits in eight different languages ​​that give young people advice on how to start the conversation about mental health or addiction issues with a trusted adult, as well as a series of peer-to-peer videos. .

Just Tell One has also relaunched its JT1 discussion guide program for students to bring the conversation about mental health into the classroom.

“The collective trauma of the past two years has only compounded an existing mental and behavioral health crisis, creating a new level of anxiety and uncertainty, particularly among young people. The updated Just Tell One website and JT1 discussion guide program for students are examples of how, as an agency, MHA is making it a priority to expand existing services to reach more young people. mainly where they spend their time – in schools and online.

– MHA Executive Director, Melinda DuBois

You can find more information here.