Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to decreasing youth suicide. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for New Jersey’s youth ages 10-24. Parents, professionals and/or concerned citizens can use the following resources for support and/or guidance related to suicide or […]
At a time when we are all living life in the fast lane, the Y takes a moment for your seventh or eighth grader to connect. At THE LINK, the Y is committed to helping your child get ready for high school and the formative years ahead.
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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.