WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Thursday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. The Woodland Park Stigma Task Force has organized its second annual 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 Dowling Gardens Gazebo, Dowling Parkway at McBride Avenue, Woodland Park, at 7 p.m. Visit “Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force” on Facebook or visit www.wpstigmafree.org to find out more.
Founded in the fall of 2016, the task force offers information, education, assistance and support to those who are living with or suffering from mental illness as well as individuals who are impacted by mental health disease.
The task force is comprised of residents, health care providers, educators, business owners, officials, clergy, law enforcement, first responders and others working together to increase community awareness surrounding mental health.
The group has been working on outreach, getting its pamphlets and decals in to local business. Stigma Free decals are on every Woodland Park Police Department and Department of Public Works vehicle.