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Taking on Life with Positivity and Compassion

Show yourself some kindness by learning more. Check out our resources below.

Just like we exercise to keep our bodies healthy, we need to work on our mental wellness to stay strong in mind as well.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Want to start a Wellness Club at your high school?

We will be kicking off in September of 2021, but we should get the ball rolling now.

Email us if you are interested in learning more.


Want to learn more about mental health?

Brought to you by the Ramsey Municipal Alliance and the Lindsey
Meyer Teen Institute,

this is a free, interactive, virtual workshop to:
explore mental health & why it is important,
learn about healthy coping strategies & self-care,
understand what to say & do to support friends,
and learn where you can go & who to talk to for support


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR
TEEN TALKS
come together virtually with your peers from different schools to talk, vent, learn and connect.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE PARENT GROUP
a small, virtual private group to discuss parenting teens today.

Past Programs

The 5K for Hunger happened in April, and we are so grateful to all who participated and donated! Your generosity means so much to the many people struggling with food insecurity right now. You can still donate to the Community Food Bank of NJ. You can still walk or run a 5K. Charity and Wellness have no deadline!

IN MARCH, WE ARE LEARNED HOW TO HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Adults and Students

Lucas Wolfe, author of My Perfect Life shared his story of depression and recovery. It can happen to anyone and his life was saved by people who cared.
Click Here for a LINK TO THE RECORDING

HELPFUL RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Get Involved

Have something you think you could contribute to our project? Learn more about how you can improve the health and happiness of your community!

Check Out the Blog

Learn more about improving your and your family’s wellness. In the blog, you’ll find personal experiences and suggestions from experts. We’d also love to hear from you if you have something to contribute!

About Us

The Y Wellness Initiative is a nonprofit organization through the Ridgewood YMCA, serving many communities in Bergen and Passaic Counties. Our mission is to positively impact mental wellness through services, education, prevention and support.

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Volunteer

Do you have an event idea, important video, image, or article you want our community to see? Create your own helpful content, help assist with community events or just get involved.

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Get in Touch

Want to learn more? Send us an email at ywellnessnow@gmail.com

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