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 […]
What is Stigma?
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 […]
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
COUNTY OF BERGEN
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]