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 ...be 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.

The Stigma Free Task Force meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm in the Garden Room of Village Hall. Please reach out to Dawn Cetrulo for more information dcetrulo@ridgewoodnj.net or at 201-670-5500 ext. 2245

Meeting link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89524196427?pwd=ZEJ4MDk5azN1TjRoNVgzSyt4NDhzZz09
Meeting ID: 895 2419 6427
Passcode: 731126

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