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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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Paramus gets behind ‘Stigma-Free’ Zone initiative

22 Aug 2013 In the News No Comments

From - August 22, 2013 The Care Plus mission to inform the community about mental illness and remove negative stereotypes is under way, with official support from the borough and planning for future events. Spearheaded by Paramus resident Mary Ann Uzzi, who sits on the Care Plus board of trustees, the "Stigma-Free Zone"

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Making Mental Health Stigma-Free, a Priority in Paramus, New Jersey

31 Jul 2013 In the News No Comments

From - July 31, 2013 Concerned citizens, business leaders, and local government officials of Paramus have found common ground on a highly publicized topic: mental illness. This commonality has inspired them to form a coalition to create a “Stigma-Free Zone” for the borough. The proposal of designating Paramus a “Stigma-Free Zone”

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New AWARE Campaign Helps People Recognize Symptoms of Mental Illness

29 Jul 2013 In the News No Comments

From - July 29, 2013 Northern New Jersey integrated mental health care organization Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) released a public service piece to help people recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. CarePlus created the AWARE

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Paramus Will Be Second ‘Stigma Free Zone’ in the Nation

27 Jul 2013 In the News No Comments

From - July 27, 2013 Paramus is on its way to becoming the nation's second 'stigma-free zone.' Tuesday night the governing body approved a resolution in support of this community-wide effort to raise awareness about mental illness in order to become a 'stigma-free zone' following in the footsteps of Hoboken.

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Paramus Looks to Combat Mental Illness Stigma

25 Jun 2013 In the News No Comments

From - June 25, 2013 The community is getting on board of a new initiative to raise awareness about mental illness, working to make Paramus a stigma-free zone. A borough resident and longtime volunteer of the Paramus-based CarePlus NJ, an advocate and provider of mental health services, is working to get

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