Wayne Stands up to Stigma


Do you have Stigma?
Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. The most common are:
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder 
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
  • Dementia

Wayne Township recently made the first steps towards eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.

One in fourThe elimination of mental health stigma will allow residents to get the resources they need without judgment. Wayne Township hopes to raise awareness of the disease of mental illness, provide an effective way to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and encourage those who are affected to seek services and feel supported.

The establishment of this Stigma‐Free Zone will raise awareness of local and county‐wide mental health resources so no one resident needs to feel hopeless or alone. The elimination of stigma will enable residents to ask for help when needed so recovery can begin, hope is inspired and tragedies are avoided.

Mayor Vergano and Wayne Township representatives have passed a resolution designating the municipality a Stigma‐Free Zone. The “Stigma‐Free” initiative aims to create an environment in which residents will feel free to seek treatment for the disease of mental illness without the fear of being stigmatized.

Help us in our quest to reduce Stigma in Wayne. To learn more about getting involved contact the Wayne Alliance at: (973) 694-1800 x3244 or email Alliance
  • Take the Quiz to be part of the cure here
  • To find resources in Passaic County visit the Mental Health Association website 
  • To learn more about the Stigma-Free campaign, visit: Nami.org or click our Flyer for more details.
 
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Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
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Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
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