BCSR is a proud member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition

The Buffalo City Swim Racers is a proud member of the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, a group committed to ending the stigma of mental illness in our community

One in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, yet only 40% of people seek professional help. Stigma can be a barrier to those with mental illnesses seeking and receiving treatment that could help them live happier and healthier lives.  

Join the Conversation is the public awareness campaign educating the public about mental illness and encouraging people to share their struggles and successes.  Through traditional and social media, Join the Conversation is sharing stories, struggles, and successes to encourage everyone to find their voice. 

How can you help?  Visit, take the pledge to end stigma and find resources regarding mental health issues.  Follow on social media and tell your friends and family that you are joining the effort to end the stigma of mental illness. 

Find us on Facebook: Erie County Anti Stigma Coalition, Twitter: @TalkStigma and Instagram: @TalkStigma.