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May 2017

March 2017

HEALTHY KIDS DAY

By |March 6th, 2017|

Healthy Kids Day 2017

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 2016

Know the Five Signs

By |February 17th, 2016|

Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14.

Here are Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help.

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 […]