News & Updates

Bergen County Family Fun Fest

06 Apr 2016 Events 2 Comments

You are invited to JOIN US on SATURDAY, MAY 21st for an AWESOME FUN-FILLED DAY at Van Saun County Park in Paramus. You’ll learn simple steps your family can take towards improving wellness among ALL your family members – from the

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Stigma-Free Networking Breakfast – March 9th 2016

29 Feb 2016 Events No Comments

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First County-Wide Stigma-Free Symposium

30 Nov 2015 Anti-Stigma, Events, In the News No Comments

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Bergen Rocks Out Stigma

17 Sep 2015 Events, News No Comments

Join us on Wednesday September 30th! Click here to purchase tickets...

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Special Event: Stomp Out Stigma!

23 Apr 2015 Events No Comments

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Special Percussion Event:

"Stomp Out Stigma"

Saturday, May 9th

at 2:00PM, 2:30PM, and 3:00PM

Paramus Park Mall Center Court Area

Featuring percussionists from Paramus High School

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Mental Health First Aid Training Being Offered to Paramus Residents and Workers

13 Feb 2015 Events, In the News, News No Comments

The Paramus Stigma-Free Zone – in cooperation with the Bergen County Department of Health Services – is offering the nationally-recognized Mental Health First Aid course free of charge to individuals who live or work in Paramus. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that is designed to help individuals

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Paramus Woman Receives Weisman Award for Contributions in Bergen County

07 Oct 2014 In the News, News No Comments

Mary Ann Uzzi receives Dr Celia Weisman Award; family and coalition members attended ceremony. On September 30th Mary Ann Uzzi, leader of the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone, received the 2014 Dr. Celia Weisman Memorial Award at the Bergen County Human Services Advisory Council

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Stop the Stigma Infographic

02 Jul 2014 Anti-Stigma, Information, News No Comments

Understanding the realities of mental illness is one of the primary ways to stop stigma. This infographic really captures key information...and gives us a mention as well. Thanks to Morningside Recovery out on the west coast for creating this. Stop The Stigma – An infographic

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The Record: Removing stigmas

22 May 2014 In the News No Comments

From NorthJersey.com - May 22, 2014

People with mental illness have to deal with two challenges: the illness itself and the societal stigma often placed on them. Yet there may be a light at the end of this tunnel as communities begin to publicly acknowledge that they can do better

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Stigma-Free Zone movement spreads in North Jersey

21 May 2014 In the News No Comments

From NorthJersey.com - May 21, 2014

Nearly one year after Paramus declared itself Bergen County's first Stigma-Free Zone, other North Jersey towns, as well as the county, are poised to develop similar initiatives aimed at educating the public about mental illness.

Mary Ann Uzzi first approached

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