The Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris (CCSHM) in collaboration with LIFE Center Stage created an awareness campaign Stop The Pain, focused on bringing light to how the opioid epidemic affects real people through stories, photography and videos.
The initiative started with three 30-second Opioid Awareness spots featuring people sharing how the opioid crisis has personally affected them, also impacted those telling their stories. Loren O’Donnell expressed after filming the 30-second spot, “I unleashed repressed feelings, I needed that. Thank you. I am forever grateful”
Learning how sharing had made a difference, CCSHM has invited the community to share their stories and experiences with opioids, addiction, stigma as well as their stories of hope and recovery on social media channels and using the hashtag #StopThePain.
On December 1, 2018 the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris continued the initiative by officially launching StopThePainNJ.org.
All of our stories matter. We can make and do make a difference by having real conversations about this opioid crisis. Join the Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris in their campaign to Stop the Pain, Stop the Shame, Don’t Let Opioids Claim Another Life! Share your Story on StopthePainNJ.org or #StopThePain on social media.