Make It OK is community campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness.
Did you know 1 in 5 are diagnosed with a mental illness in a given year while 1 in 10 are diagnosed with diabetes? Yet how we talk about these two illnesses is very different.
Join this 30-minute live presentation presented by Clive Behavioral Health on the Healthiest State Initiative's Facebook page to learn more about Make It OK and how you can get involved during Mental Health Awareness Month – and beyond!
Start by learning what a mental illness really is. Then, find out what to say and not to say when someone opens up to you. You can also help others by sharing your own story to help people know they aren’t alone.
To learn more about Make It OK, visit www.makeitok.org/Iowa.