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 individualsContinue reading →
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 CouncilContinue reading →
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 infographicContinue reading →
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 betterContinue reading →
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 approachedContinue reading →