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 […]
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.
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 […]