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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 […]

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 […]