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Stigma Free Zone/Mental Health Awareness




If you or someone you know is battling addiction, do not wait until it is too late, please visit www.reachnj.gov to learn more about how you can help save yourself or the lives of others.  For information about local outreach efforts provided by Bergen County please click here!

For any local business wishing to support the Borough of Waldwick's Stigma Free Initiative, window decal stickers are available at no charge at the Borough Clerk's Office. 

The Borough of Waldwick has proudly passed by resolution to become a "Stigma Free Zone."  This is being done in an effort to raise the importance of Mental Health Awareness.  Below are the Borough's representatives to help residents understand everything they need to know about what it means to be "Stigma Free."  The Stigma Free initiative is being administered by the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, located 20 West Prospect Street and can be reached at 201-445-7217 or by clicking the following link: North West Bergen Regional Health Commission.  

Mayor Thomas Giordano

Councilwoman Deborah Dellavechia

Police Department
Lieutenant Thomas Dowling

Fire Department
Fireman Peter Flatten

Ambulance Corps
Captain Tami Moses

Board of Education
Student Assistance Coordinator Andrea Hused 

Metro Church
Pastor Peter Bruno Jr.

West Bergen Mental Healthcare
Michael Tozzoli 

Waldwick Chamber of Commerce
Vice President Brian Mackey

To learn more, please watch this informational video:


Mental Health Resources: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:                 1-800-273- TALK

NJ Hopeline -                                                     1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)

2nd Floor Youth Helpline -                                 1-888-222-2228 (call or text)

Training and Education Resources: 

Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth                    (732) 235-2810  (http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/tlc/)