According to the World Health Organization, an estimated one in four people suffer from a mental illness, yet many fail to get adequate treatment.
To help eradicate the stigma of mental illness, County College of Morris (CCM) will be holding its first annual De-Stress Fest, mental health fair, on Tuesday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its Randolph campus in the Student Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The De-Stress Fest will examine the eight dimensions of wellness – emotional, financial, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual, social and environmental – with an extensive program of events. The festival also fulfills a statewide initiative to address the issues surrounding mental health. The day’s events include:
Scavenger Hunt: Find out about the eight dimensions of wellness, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and
2 – 3 p.m. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win a prize.
African Drum Circle: Relieve stress and develop peace of mind, 11 a.m. – noon.
Chair Massage: Receive a complimentary five-minute neck, shoulder and back massage courtesy of New Jersey Massage of Parsippany, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Yoga and Abs: Learn the techniques of yoga with TerraSky Center for Wellness of Summit, 11 a.m. – noon and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Mindful Meditation: Learn how to gain stillness of mind and body relaxation. Sponsored by New Jersey Massage, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Find out how to support yourself and others when dealing with anxiety, depression, adjusting to new environments and other situations, 1 – 2 p.m.
Ultimate Nutrition: Learn about the importance of maintaining healthy nutritional habits from Larry Heisler, Director of New Jersey Massage, 2 – 3 p.m.
The De-Stress Fest is sponsored by the CCM Office of Counseling and Student Success. For additional information, please contact Ariella Heisler at firstname.lastname@example.org