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De-Stress Fest at CCM to Address the Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Featuring Meditation, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga and More
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 aheisler@ccm.edu or 973-328-5142.