Mental Health and Stigma Free

The Ridgewood STIGMA-FREE Initiative is a Village-wide program that aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. We are dedicated to raising awareness of the disease of mental illness and create a culture wherein residents who have the disease feel supported by their community and neighbors and feel free to seek treatment for the disease without fear of stigma.

Joining the Stigma-Free Initiative will:

  • Educate residents that mental illness is a disease and must treated as such.
  • Raise awareness of the prevalence of mental illness in our community.
  • Provoke public interest in learning what is “STIGMA-FREE”.
  • Providing residents an opportunity to become involved in their community.
  • Allow people living with the disease to feel supported by their community and thus decrease feelings of isolation and shame.
  • Link people in need of local mental health resources.
  • Raise awareness that care is accessible regardless of income.

Meeting link: 

At this time, the Stigma Free Task Force meets via Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm. 

Meeting link:
Meeting ID:  867 7949 9682
Passcode: 318536

Upcoming Meetings - Mental Health and Stigma Free

17 Oct 2023;
03:00PM -
Mental Health and Stigma Free Committee

YouTube Links

Zoom Links

Thinking about therapy, but do not know where to start? Tune into a VIRTUAL chat with Lauren Bomberg, LPC, BC-DMT  and Geoffrey Hillback, LCSW two amazing therapists, from the Lukin Center for Psychotherapy. They will be answering questions and giving us all a rundown of  the Therapy 101 basics. Want to learn more about the Lukin Center, they currently provide evidence -based psychotherapy, group therapy, medication management and neuropsych evaluations virtually and in-person. Need more information reach out to them at  201-409-0393 or check them out at


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Mental Health Resources


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