As part of WBFO's Mental Health Initiative, reporter Nick Lippa, Mental Health Counselor Erin M. Moss, and Caregiver Linda Mallia from the National Alliance on Mental Illness gathered for a Facebook Live discussion about depression and other issues that emerge around the holidays and during the winter months.

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The Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park is home to numerous monuments which honor the men and women who served and died in various conflucts throughout the nation's history. Ground was broken at the park Thursday morning for a future memorial which will remember those who died from a different battle: depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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As part of WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative, we are launching the first in a series of videos, profiling sufferers of mental illness. They are willing to share their personal stories to break the stigma of mental illness. Our first video features one of our own, longtime WBFO anchor Mark Wozniak. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley brings us Wozniak's story of depression.

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A University at Buffalo researcher used smartphone technology to study anxiety and depression.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited UB's psychology department on the Amherst campus to learn more.

One man treats his depression by giving back

Sep 10, 2018
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It is estimated that 300-million people suffer from depression across the world.  Experts say it's important to take action to deal with it.  As part of our Mental Health Initiative, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says a local attorney found a way to help others as a way of enhancing his own mood. 

CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

Jun 8, 2018

Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent.

Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta decided to take a comprehensive look at suicides from 1999 to 2016.

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With one in four people struggling with a mental health disorder, it has become a growing concern in the workplace. As part of our Mental Health reporting Initiative, WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Mental Health Association of Erie County has named a new director of workplace well-being.   

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For many, the holiday season brings depression and, in more severe cases, thoughts of suicide. This includes many veterans who, upon returning home from overseas tours, may be struggling to process their experiences as they a time of year that's expected to be festive. A professional who works in mental health with the Department Veterans Affairs in Buffalo offers pointers for recognizing when a veteran may be in need of help.

Coping with the "Holiday Blues"

Dec 22, 2017
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Many people struggle with the Holiday Blues. They battle loneliness, anxiety, stress and depression.

Saturday is a day when people impacted by suicide will gather at events around the world.

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Douglas Hahn was diagnosed with depression when he was 9 years old. In subsequent years, he isolated himself from others until he was almost finished with high school. He was in and out of facilities during a difficult era.

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The heart-wrenching story of former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley prompted one life-long fan to start a campaign to help the 14-year NFL veteran.

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With the tragic news that actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide, experts are weighing in to offer advice for people suffering with alcohol and drug addictions and depression. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with one expert from the University at Buffalo.