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Award Winning Mental Health First Aid Course Being Offered in Paramus

17 Mar 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

In an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus, the Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program. Based on the award winning 8-hour certification course, it is designed to help individuals, groups, and communities better

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Let’s Help Dance Performance Video

12 Feb 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

Especially to those who came out to see the show and support us! Jennifer Landa, Paramus resident & Dance Teacher, Ridgewood High School Claudine Ranieri, Dance Teacher, Paramus High School Ann Marie Coelho, Director, Center Stage Dance Studio Katie Fierro, Dance Teacher, Center Stage Dance Studio Mariann Paul, Owner &

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Town News: Area Dancers Help Shake Off the Stigma

30 Jan 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

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Certificate of Commendation

29 Jan 2014 In the News No Comments

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Dance troupes perform at Paramus mall to raise awareness about mental illness

27 Jan 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

From - January 25, 2014

VIOREL FLORESCU/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Young dancers with Paramus Stigma-Free Zone performing at Paramus Park mall on Saturday.
Art and health collided at the Paramus Park mall on Saturday when four dance troupes performed a contemporary routine titled “Let’s Help” to

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Paramus Stigma-Free Zone Special Dance Event

15 Jan 2014 Events No Comments


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Dancers Collaborate Against Stigma for Special Performance at Paramus Park Mall

13 Jan 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

Dance groups from the area will join together for a special choreographed performance for the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Paramus Park Mall. The performance aims to raise awareness and remove the stigma associated with mental illness. There

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New Website Aims to Eliminate Stigma in Bergen County Community

23 Dec 2013 In the News No Comments

On November 25th the Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone, a community based initiative, officially launched a website to expand on the mission of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. The new website,, was created as a way to help spread news, information, and resources to the community. In July

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Stigma-Free Zone Special Dance Performance

19 Dec 2013 Events, In the News No Comments

At the Paramus Park Mall on January 25th, 2014 we will have a stellar group of dancers from Paramus High School, Miss Mariann School of Dance, Center Stage Dance Studio, and Bergen Community College coming together to perform a specially choreographed piece to call attention to our project.  We expect

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Paramus becoming a ‘Stigma-Free Zone’

09 Oct 2013 In the News No Comments

From - October 9, 2013 "These are definitely little things, but really, it's about getting a dialogue going," Uzzi said. "Part of our mission is to get people talking about mental health, and so far I think we're being effective. We have a long way to go, but we're getting

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