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Karl Shallowhorn has flourished during the last three decades. Great marriage. Successful professional career. Wide circle of friends. It's been a far cry from the years that followed his first psychotic episode in February 1981. Shallowhorn was 18, struggling through his second semester at General Motors Institute, and seeking solace in alcohol and other drugs. …

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When it comes to mental illness, perceptions in Western New York aren't much different than elsewhere in the United States. Members of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition found that out last year when they polled 400 county residents. Slightly more than half said they wouldn't reach out for mental health resources or services because "People will think I'm not norm…

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The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has been addressing suicide prevention as they heard from the family of a student who committed suicide earlier this year, district officials said. Joseph Smajdor spoke out at a recent Town of Tonawanda board meeting and said he’d like to work with the district to launch a foundation in his grandson’s name to address social …

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JustTellOne.org – a peer-to-peer public awareness campaign focused on the prevention and early intervention of mental health and substance abuse challenges facing teens and young adults in Western New York – on Tuesday unveiled new features of a multiyear program it launched last year. A prominent new feature of the web-based campaign is 24/7 live chat capability in par…

NIAGARA FALLS - The status of the health of young women will be addressed at a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10  at Abate Elementary School, 1625 Lockport St. "A Community Conversation on Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse in Young Women" is a collaborative effort to address issues such as mental and behavioral health, including prenatal care. Speake…