BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and News 4 aired a special on Saturday night to discuss what can be a sensitive topic.

Watch it again on this page.

After the show, your mental health questions were answered by experts in a Facebook Live event hosted on our Facebook page. Joining us were:

  • Robert Cannata, Vice President, Spectrum Health and Human Services
  • Malene White, Counselor, Spectrum Health and Human Services
  • Christine Ziemba, Director, Spectrum Health and Human Services

The Q&A was moderated by News 4’s Chelsea Lovell. You can watch it again in the video below.

Mental health resources

Crisis Services Buffalo NY – For children who need someone to talk to, whether it be about school, parent-child relationships or suicidal thoughts. Available 24/7, 365 days a year by calling 716-882-4357.

Buffalo H.O.P.E. – A free, confidential and anonymous 9 to 5 helpline run by Spectrum Health and Human Services to provide emotional support and give assessments. They also send counselors to schools and businesses. Call 716-556-6506.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – If you or someone you know is struggling, call or text 988 for the 24/7 Crisis and Suicide Lifeline.

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Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.