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Paramus Town Hall Event Provides a Forum for Stories and Advice on Mental Health

12 May 2014 Events, Uncategorized No Comments

Leaders from local government, schools, business, and mental health care organizations and citizens filled the Paramus High School auditorium Thursday night for the area’s first Town Hall Meeting addressing the stigma associated with mental illness. The event was led by the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone task force, a group whose mission is

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Stigma-Free Zone Among Honorees at CarePlus Foundation’s Courage Awards Gala

08 May 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

The Stigma-Free Zone has been chosen as one of this year's honorees for the CarePlus Foundation Courage Awards Gala. We would like to thank you, the community, for your continued support of the Stigma-Free Zone. It is a great honor to be chosen for this award and we hope to

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

23 Apr 2014 In the News No Comments

Mayor Richard LaBarbiera Tens of millions of Americans are currently living with the burden of a mental illness and less than half of them will receive treatment. Though help is out there, a major barrier in receiving treatment is the stigma associated with mental illness. As a result, Paramus

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Town Hall Meeting in Paramus Aims to Break Down the Stigma of Mental Illness

16 Apr 2014 Events, In the News No Comments

To help raise awareness about mental illness within the community, the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone is holding a Town Hall Meeting: “Let’s Talk”. This is an opportunity for the community to get involved and become part of the solution to the mental health crisis. The Paramus Stigma-Free Zone task force operates on

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Paramus Town Hall Meeting: “Let’s Talk!”

09 Apr 2014 Events No Comments

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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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