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May 2016

Stand Up to Stigma!

By |May 5th, 2016|

What is Stigma?
Stigma is a mark of disgrace which results from a judgement by others. When an individual is labeled by an illness, he/she too often experiences judgment and prejudice. Stigma often causes experiences and feelings of shame, embarrassment, distress, hopelessness and reluctance to seek help. As a result, stigma is one of the main […]

February 2015

DECLARES MUNICIPALITY A STIGMA-FREE ZONE

By |February 4th, 2015|

One in four adults experiences a diagnosable mental illness every year and many of the individuals do not seek help because of fear of shame or judgment from friends, family and co-workers.  On March 3, 2015, Wyckoff made the first steps towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness. The elimination of mental health stigma […]

NORTHJERSEY.com

By |February 4th, 2015|

Northwest Bergen communities promote mental wellness

Oakland – About three months ago, George Gorman heard news no parent should ever hear: His son had taken his own life.

Gorman’s startling admission came on Mar25 at an Oakland Borough Council meeting when it was considering becoming a ‘stigma-free community,’ joining a county campaign to reduce the stigma associated […]

TOWNSHIP OF WYCKOFF

By |February 4th, 2015|

TOWNSHIP OF WYCKOFF
COUNTY OF BERGEN
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
RESOLUTION #15-110

INTRODUCED:  Scanlon

SECONDED:  Jepson

MEETING DATE:  March 3, 2015

REFERENCE:  Stigma Free Zone

VOTE:    BOONSTRA  X    CHRISTIE  X        JEPSEN  X    SCANLAN  X        ROONEY  X

WHEREAS  the National Institute of Mental Health reports that 1 in 4 adults experience mental illness in a given year and 1 in 17 adults live […]

Officials Designate Wyckoff To Be A ‘Stigma-Free Zone’ To Help Mental Illness Patients

By |February 4th, 2015|

Wyckoff officials want to encourage more discussions about treating, and caring for people diagnosed with, “serious” mental illnesses.

The Town Committee approved a resolution recently designated Wyckoff to be a “stigma-free zone” where residents can seek treatment for illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorders.

“The stigma associated with the disease of mental illness is identified […]

January 2015

Christian Health Care Center joins forces with community to create a Stigma-free Zone

By |January 4th, 2015|

As seen on https://www.christianhealthcare.org/news-updates/news/christian-health-care-center-joins-forces-with-community-to-create-a-stigma-free-zone/

One in four adults experience a mental disorder in a given year, yet more than half will not seek treatment. Why? The main reasons cited are shame and fear of judgement from friends, family, and co-workers – in other words, STIGMA.

When mental illness goes untreated we are all affected. Individuals miss work […]