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so so so happy that it’s Friday.

I’m beyond stressed with this whole college process that I literally almost broke down in class.

Getting ready for the mental health awareness walk that I’m doing.

Decorating sweatshirts this weekend.

Spreading love, positivity, and all around good vibes.

Why Will You Walk to Fight Stigma and Raise Awareness

Will You Walk to #FightStigmaNJ and Raise Awareness #Walk #Run to Raise Awareness on Oct 3 @MHANJ1

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Join Monarch Housing on October 3 Monarch Housing Associates is proud to partner for a 3rd year with Mental Health Association in New Jersey and fundraise through its Fight Stigma, Raise Awareness walk and run events. Here are the key details for the Northern New Jersey event: Saturday, October 3, 2015 Registration Begins: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. 5K Run Start: 9:45 a.m. Walk Start: 10:00 a.m. One Ridge…

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Mental Health Awareness Walk: the only place you can openly talk about your struggles, treatment, and medication with receiving nothing but support.

I was so inspired today.. so so inspired. Words can’t describe the strength that radiates from these incredible people.

I met the most amazing people today and it saddens me that I may never see them again.

I’m so blessed. I have never felt so strong or empowered. I will be okay. I am okay. Everything will be okay.

Together we can fight the stigma.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Day and I hope you’ll join me in creating a stigma free society.

  • The World Health Organization has reported that four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the US and other developed countries are mental disorders. By 2020, Major Depressive illness will be the leading cause of disability in the world for women and children.
  • Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year.
  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year.
    The U.S. Surgeon General reports that 10 percent of children and adolescents in the United States suffer from serious emotional and mental disorders that cause significant functional impairment in their day-to-day lives at home, in school and with peers.
  • Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering: unnecessary disability, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, inappropriate incarceration, and suicide.
  • Stigma erodes confidence that mental disorders are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma and a now unwarranted sense of hopelessness to erect attitudinal, structural and financial barriers to effective treatment and recovery.

It deeply saddens me that those who struggle with mental illnesses will often not seek help in fear of not being taken seriously or being called crazy.

Maybe in the past people with mental illnesses were considered “crazy”, but things change. Time has passed, research has been conducted. It’s time to evolve and realize that mental illnesses are real and are treatable.

The stigma surrounding mental health utterly disgusts me. I’m not ashamed to say that I go to my doctor when I’m ill, so why should I be embarrassed to say that I want to a psychiatrist and therapist? I’m not scared to say that I took antibiotics, so why should I be afraid to say that I take an SSRI?

Whether an illness is physical or mental, it’s an illness.

All illnesses are serious. All illnesses deserve treatment. It’s time to break down the barrier and fight the stigma.

On November 7th, I’m walking for awareness and to end stigma. It would mean the entire world to me if you shared my link or considered donating. Every penny and share counts. Let your voice be heard.

Why We Fight Stigma

Why We #fightstigmaNJ Thanks to #Walk Sponsors Raised #mentalhealth Awareness https://youtu.be/3ZbzurnCdHM @MHANJ1

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Thank you to Run Walk Sponsors More than 300 people participated in the Fight Stigma Walk on November 7. The event was co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ) and Monarch Housing Associates. The goal of the event was to fight against the negative perceptions of mental illness and addiction. Monarch Housing Associate’s Jay Everett shared why he walked to Fight Stigma on…

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Fight Stigma Walk/Run a Success

300 Walked/Ran to #fightstigmaNJ Raise #mentalhealth Awareness on November 7th @MHANJ1

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300 People Walked and Ran to Fight Stigma More than 300 people participated in the Fight Stigma Walk on Saturday November 7th. The event was co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in NJ (MHANJ) and Monarch Housing Associates. Today, we unite in a shared goal – to fight against the negative perceptions of mental illness and addiction, working toward increasing acceptance.  Said Carolyn…

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Walk/Run on Nov 7 to Help Fight Stigma

Walk/Run on Nov 7 #fightstigmaNJ Raise #mentalhealth Awareness @MHANJ1 http://unionnewsdaily.com/news/clark/20777

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Raise Awareness About Mental Illness On October 15, 2015, the Union News Daily, highlights the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and Monarch Housing Associate’s partnership in the Walk/Run on Nov. 7 to help Fight Stigma, raise awareness of mental illness. “Helping those with mental illness is a goal shared by Monarch Housing Associates, which builds housing for homeless people with…

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Fight Stigma/Walk Run for Awareness Postponed To Nov 7th

#FightStigmaNJ Walk/Run Postponed to Nov 7 But Still Time to Support Monarch and @MHANJ1 & Raising Awareness

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Still Time to Support Monarch’s Partnership in Fighting Stigma and Raising Awareness Due to the inclement weather on Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey‘s Fight Stigma, Walk and Run for Awareness scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. Monarch Housing Associates is a proud partner in this event. The Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, November 7 at the same…

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This is the Week to Fight Stigma and Raise Awareness

This is the Week to #FightStigmaNJ &Raise Awareness Join Monarch on Saturday, Oct 3 goo.gl/weo9Nd @MHANJ1

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Join Monarch Housing on Saturday, October 3 This year Monarch Housing Associates is proud to in its third year of partnership with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for the Fight Stigma, Walk and Run for Awareness on October 3, 2015. Thank you to to Special Homes of New Jersey for joining the list of generous sponsors. Special Homes is a $100 Mile Marker Sponsor. Here are the…

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Additional Sponsors Support Fight Stigma Walk/Run for Awareness

Sponsors Support October 3 #FightStigmaNJ Walk/Run @EnterpriseNow @UnitedWayHudson @K_A_Design @DelSanoContract

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Walk or Run with Us to Fight Stigma Raise Awareness on Oct 3 Monarch Housing Associates is pleased to announce a new gold and new silver, bronze and scholarship sponsors. Monarch Housing is proudly partnering for the third year in a row with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for the Fight Stigma, Walk and Run for Awareness on October 3, 2015. $2,500 Gold Sponsor Enterprise…

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Sponsors Support Fight Stigma Walk/Run for Awareness

Sponsors Support #FightStigmaNJ #Walk #Run to Raise Awareness on Oct 3 @MHANJ1

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Walk or Run with Us to Fight Stigma Raise Awareness on Oct 3 This year Monarch Housing Associates is proud to in its third year of partnership with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for the Fight Stigma, Walk and Run for Awareness on October 3, 2015. We are pleased to announce our Silver and Bronze sponsors to date. The deadline to join these sponsors is Wednesday, September 16,…

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Help Us Fight Stigma, Walk for Awareness on Oct 3

#FightStigmaNJ Walk for Awareness on Oct 3 Register Today to #Walk or #Run @MHANJ1 http://wp.me/peqFK-7x3

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Register Today to Walk or Run With Monarch Housing Last year’s walk and run event attracted 250 participants! Will you join Monarch Housing Associates on October 3 and help us grow our numbers to fight stigma and raise awareness? Monarch is proud to partner for a 3rd year with MHANJ and fundraise through its Fight Stigma, Raise Awareness walk and run event. Here are the key details for the…

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Lessons on the Anniversary of Robin William’s Death

None of Us is In This Alone Lessons on the Anniversary of #RobinWilliams Death #FightStigmaNJ #Walk #run @MHANJ1 http://wp.me/peqFK-7vi

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None of Us is In This Alone Fight Stigma and Increase Awareness Oct. 3rd Lessons are often times learned through experience. One year after Robin Williams’ death, there continues to be the need to change the way we address mental health issues. Dese’Rae L. Stage, a suicide awareness advocate recently wrote a compelling Huffington Post blog post, “Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your…

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Fight Stigma Walk for Awareness on Oct 3rd

#FightStigmaNJ Walk for Awareness Oct 3 Register Today to #Walk or #Run @MHANJ1 Join/Support Monarch Housing’s team

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Register Today to Walk or Run With Monarch Housing Monarch Housing Associates is proud to partner for a 3rd year with MHANJ and fundraise through its Fight Stigma, Raise Awareness walk and run events. Here are the key details for the Northern New Jersey event: Saturday, October 3, 2015 Registration Begins: 8:30 -9:30 a.m. 5K Run Start: 9:45 a.m. Walk Start: 10:00 a.m. One Ridge Park, 136 Oak…

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Run/Walk to Fight Stigma, Raise Awareness Around Mental Illness

Walk to Fight Stigma, Raise Awareness Around #MentalIllness Register for Ventnor City or Clark Walk @MHANJ1

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Register for Ventnor City or Clark Walk Sept 19th and October 2nd Plan to join Mental Health Association of New Jersey (MHANJ) and Monarch Housing for its 8th Annual Walk! This year the Walk(s) will actually take place on two dates at two locations. The Walks will benefit MHANJ in partnership with Monarch Housing Associates. Southern NJ Walk Saturday, September 19, 2015 Ventnor Library/Ventnor…

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African-Americans Reluctant to Treat Mental Illness

#AfricanAmericans Reluctant to Treat #mentalhealth Monarch Board Member Changes Perception @WNYC @MHANJ1 @NAMI_NJ

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Monarch Board Member Working to Change Perception On June 29, 2015, WNYC featured a report, “African-Americans Reluctant to Treat Mental Illness.” The news story highlighted the work of Monarch Housing Associates’ newest Board member Laverne Williams. Laverne Williams, a social worker working for the Mental Health Association of New Jersey (MHANJ) and deacon at her church in Verona works to…

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Route Marker Sponsors Support Run/Walk

#WellnessRecoveryWalkNJ Route Marker Sponsors Support Run/Walk Deadline 9/12 http://goo.gl/iVN1g0

Sponsorship Deadline Extended to Sept 22
Walk With Us For Wellness
Recovery on October 5th

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This year Monarch Housing Associates is proud to once again be partnering with the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for the Run/Walk for Wellness and Recovery on October 5, 2014.

We are pleased to announce our Route Marker sponsors to date. The deadline to join these sponsors is Monday,…

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