Mental Health Association

Just Tell One Campaign
Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 12:11:35-05

The Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. (MHA) and the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ECCPASA) officially launched “,” on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

• “” is a public awareness campaign to promote mental, emotional and behavioral health throughout the eight counties of Western New York.

• The campaign focuses on four key areas – depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse.

• It places a special emphasis on prevention and early intervention among at-risk individuals in the 14-26 age range.

• The campaign’s primary audience includes teens and young adults within the Medicaid population living in urban and rural communities.

• These teens and young adults are often from single-parent or non-traditional families with cultural or language barriers, limited health literacy, and limited or non-existent access to primary care providers.

• Secondary audiences include adult influencers such as parents, family members, church and community leaders, and coaches and teachers.

• The cornerstone of the campaign is the website along with a dedicated call line – 716.245.6JTI (6581).

• Referral specialists are available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• In addition to the website, the campaign includes videos, tool kits, and a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

• The campaign is being contracted through Millennium Collaborative Care and Community Partners of WNY, with support from community organizations in all eight WNY counties.