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Help us eliminate the stigma! The Sparta Township Stigma Free Initiative is a town wide program that works to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Sparta Township is a community dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and creating an outlet of support for our neighbors who suffer from this disease.













     Our Goals


Inspire public interest and open dialogues about the conditions of mental health and addiction.

Provide the facts about these illnesses.

Provide information on local resources available so no individual feels hopeless or alone.

Establish a Stigma Free Community that fosters acceptance and understanding so people will be willing to reach out for help.

                                                                                                     What is Stigma?

Stigma is defined as a mark of disgrace which results from judgment by another. When an individual is labeled they experience judgment and prejudice, leading to feelings of shame, embarrassment, distress, hopelessness, and reluctance to seek or accept help.   

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Upcoming Events

  • International Overdose Awareness Day

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: Sussex Family-to-Family Course
    • For more information regarding the event contact: Jeri (973-214-0632) or Nancy (973-875-5998)
    • Where: Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ 07860
    • When: Thursdays 7:00pm- 9:30 pm, September 14th through December 7th, 2017
    • About: A free, evidence-based, 12 week program that helps family members and friends become advocates for their loved ones with mental health challenges while maintaining their own well-being.



St. Clare’s Behavioral Health:

Mental Health First Aid:

The Center for Prevention and Counseling:

National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine:

Sussex Outpatient Clinic for Veterans:

For more information please call Lt. John Lamon at (973-726-4059) avaliable Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or email


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