Stigma-Free Task Force

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, OR IF YOU, A FRIEND, OR LOVED ONE ARE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, CALL 911 or 201-262-4357 (201-262-HELP)

Address: 80 W. Madison Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628
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Members

Mayor James Kelly
Dumont Women's Club
Donna Faulborn, Dumont Social Services
Dumont Police Department
Dumont School District
Vantage Health Care


Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at the Dumont Public Library (Dixon Homestead Library); dates TBD


About the Dumont Stigma-Free Campaign

The Dumont Stigma-Free Campaign is a local initiative which 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.

The World Health Organization ranks mental health disorders as the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada. Mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety or alcohol and substance use disorders, are extremely common in America. 1 in 4 adults experience a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year [approximately 61.5 million Americans] and 1 in 17 adults live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Yet more than half will not seek treatment. Why?

Despite its prevalence in our society, mental health still has stigma attached to it. The primary reason individuals fail to seek the help they need is due to the stigma associated with the disease of mental illness. Main reasons cited are shame and fear of judgment from friends, family and co-workers. Such judgment is often rooted in a lack of knowledge or training. It is our goal to disseminate information and foster a stigma-free environment where people are free from judgment and can get the help they need to recover from disease.


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Where Does It Meet?

180 Washington Avenue, Dumont, NJ

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