Make It OK Mid-Week is a virtual series designed to raise awareness about mental illness and resources that are available.
Leah Beman is the the president for NAMI On Campus at Iowa State University.
The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative is hosting a six-week virtual mental health series, in tandem with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads.
Ben Rogers was first elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors in 2008. It was this experience that helped him realize he wanted to be more open about his mental illness.
Anne was diagnosed with Bipolar Type II, a mental illness with moods that cycle between depression and hypomania.
Mary Neubauer and Larry Loss' son Sergei took his own life in 2017. Since then, they have been advocates for mental health.
Make it OK - Iowa has developed a set of posters to help workplaces support their employees at this time.
A combination of medication and aid from her support system, helped Mary Nelle Trefz manage her postpartum depression.
Franklin Johnson grew up in the 1960s, when mental illness went largely undiagnosed and untreated. Now 57, he is passionate about sharing his story.
Gina Skinner-Thebo was diagnosed with depression at a young age but it took her two decades to find the right coping mechanisms.
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