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 or lose jobs. Family members become estranged. Communities suffer from unnecessary tragedies.
A coalition of concerned citizens, Christian Health Care Center, local government, and school officials of Wyckoff have found common ground on this topic. It’s time to put an end to the stigmatization of mental illness.
Earlier this year, Wyckoff Mayor Kevin Rooney declared vVyckoff a stigma-free zone, making a commitment to the Wyckoff community to support training, education, and dialogue about mental illness. By educating our community and breaking down barriers we open minds and access to the care that so many need.
As members of the community, we encourage you to participate. For more information, email info@\·vyckoffstigmafree.org.