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Stigma Free Task Force Marks World Mental Health Day

October 16, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members, leaders and business people gathered at Dowling Gardens on Oct. 10 to take part in the Woodland Park Stigma Task Force's candlelight vigil. The event, held on World Mental Health Day allowed those attending to reflect, remember and to bring hope for all those affected by suicide, addiction, and mental illness, and loved ones ...

Candlelight Vigil Planned By Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Wednesday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. The Woodland Park Stigma Task Force has organized a candlelight vigil to reflect, remember and to bring hope for all those affected by suicide, addiction, and mental illness, and loved ones lost.

Attendees will be provided with luminaries in which you can honor a loved one by writing their name on it. All are welcome at the ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled to ...

Wellness Fair Brings Out Healthy Smiles & Education on Women's Health

WAYNE, NJ - Sitting down for a health screening can be daunting, but less so when Susan G. Komen brings together women who encourage other women to take care of themselves.

That was the atmosphere at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo on Sept. 29. The expo was in partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health and Board of Freeholders.

Ashley Clark, ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Prevention, Awareness Efforts For Addiction, Suicide, Mental Illness Lauded by Woodland Park Council

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the Sept. 19 meeting, Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council issued two proclamations relating to addiction/suicide prevention and mental illness awareness.

Following two suicides in 2016 in town, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force was formed and since, its members have worked to educate, raise awareness on addiction, mental health stigmas, bullying and other ...

British Swim School Adds Livingston, Fairfield Locations

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County.

The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim School franchise. Although both facilities were officially opened to the ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sept. 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kick-off  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

WAYNE, NJ - The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay heed to the importance of getting screened regularly for breast cancer. But last ...

Stigma Free Awareness Campaign Kicks Off with Passaic Valley High School Game, Banners

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force were on hand at Passaic Valley High School's varsity football home opener on Sept 8.

The varsity players were recognizing the Borough's and the high school's Stigma Free initiative by wearing lime green socks and laces, courtesy of Mayor Keith Kazmark. Task Force members handed out brochures ...


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