mental health

Living with Bipolar Disorder... An Evening of Community Conversation and Education

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Suicide Prevention Coalition

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

Depression Triples between the Ages of 12 and 15 among Adolescent Girls

News from Community Services posted on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:32pm

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

Signs and Symptoms


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Clinic Services

Services are open to all residents of Cattaraugus County. The clinic accepts Medicaid, most insurances and also has a sliding scale for self-pay fees, based upon a person's income and ability to pay. Services include:

  • Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families,
  • Group counseling,
  • Medication/psychiatric evaluations,
  • Aftercare services,
  • Nursing/health assessments,
  • Court evaluations,
  • Referrals.

ABC News report: 1 in 5 Americans Suffers from Mental Illness

News from Community Services posted on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 4:15pm

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.

Early Identification & Recognition Stress and Well-Being Program



Promoting healthy Cattaraugus County residents by spreading awareness about stress, wellness, and whole-body health

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Mental Health Assessments

Services are available to assist seniors with Mental Health issues at the Allegany Linwood Center on a limited basis. Read more

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