According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 5.7 million people in the U.S., or nearly 3% of the population over the age of 18 in a given year.
Following the viewing of “Living with Bipolar Disorder” DVD, Dr. Shahnawaz Meer, M.D., consulting psychiatrist for Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services, Jamestown Psychiatric P.C., WCA, and Chautauqua County Mental Health will facilitate a question and answer forum regarding Bipolar Disorder and other mental health diagnoses. Read more
The Early Identification & Recognition Program of Cattaraugus County is dedicated to increasing community knowledge about mental health. Just as eyes/ears checks and yearly well-child visits are important for children it is equally as important to check in with their emotional health and development as well. For free emotional health screenings contact Meghan Monahan EIR Specialist at 716-701-3315
Recent ABC news article released from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illness. Click on the link below to read the full article.