WOODLAND PARK, NJ – After a interval of dormancy as a consequence of COVID, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Process Pressure has relaunched this spring with new management below chair Phyllis Hornstra and co-chair Christine Tiseo. The group, which has over 20 members, has met a number of occasions by way of Zoom over the previous couple of months to plan occasions and actions.
Along with an schooling marketing campaign, members put up ribbons alongside McBride Avenue and round and in Dowling Gardens in honor of Psychological Well being Consciousness Month, and internet hosting a particular exhibit known as “In Their Sneakers” on Could 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dowling Gardens to begin. Many different actions are within the works on the town and within the colleges.
“Proud to be Stigma Free” lime inexperienced banners and indicators may be seen round city similar to on the Municipal Constructing and Alfred Baumann Library. And folks ask: what’s stigma free? A stigma is a situation created by society. It’s a judgment handed on to a person or group that causes disgrace and ache. The duty drive goals to not let any stigma on psychological well being situations cease somebody from getting the assistance they want.
Shaped in late 2016 in response to 5 tragic suicides in Woodland Park, the neighborhood got here collectively to create the Stigma Free Process Pressure to carry consciousness to psychological well being, which is all too typically ignored.
The duty drive is comprised of residents, well being care suppliers, educators, enterprise homeowners, officers, clergy, legislation enforcement, first responders and others. It presents info, schooling, help and assist to those that live with or affected by psychological sickness in addition to people who’re impacted by psychological well being illness.
For extra details about the group, click on here.