Make It OK-Iowa

Make It OK-Iowa

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  • Make It OK - Linn County Mid-Week Virtual Series

    Make It OK Mid-Week is a virtual series designed to raise awareness about mental illness and resources that are available.

  • Make it OK: Leah's story

    Leah Beman is the the president for NAMI On Campus at Iowa State University.

  • 6 Weeks of Make It OK Virtual Series

    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.

  • Make it OK: Ben's story

    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.

  • Make it OK: Anne's story

    Anne was diagnosed with Bipolar Type II, a mental illness with moods that cycle between depression and hypomania.

  • Make It OK: Mary & Larry's story

    Mary Neubauer and Larry Loss' son Sergei took his own life in 2017. Since then, they have been advocates for mental health.

  • Free posters: Support employees post COVID-19

    Make it OK - Iowa has developed a set of posters to help workplaces support their employees at this time.

  • Make It OK: Mary Nelle's story

    A combination of medication and aid from her support system, helped Mary Nelle Trefz manage her postpartum depression.

  • Make It OK: Franklin's story

    Franklin Johnson grew up in the 1960s, when mental illness went largely undiagnosed and untreated. Now 57, he is passionate about sharing his story.

  • Make it OK: Gina's 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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