The University of Iowa

Make it OK & Back to School
Event Category 

This is the first of six free online sessions in the "6 Weeks of Make It OK" series. The goal is to have conversations around mental health that look at how we cope with our own well-being. Collective and individual mental health is fundamental to how we think, work, and interact with our families, friends, colleagues and greater community.  We'll hear stories from community members and discuss ideas for taking care of our own mental health (or the mental health of others). This will be a mix of panel and speaker led sessions, with time at the end for Q&A. Additional resources will also be shared at the end of each session.

Make It OK is national campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness. The campaign was created and launched by HealthPartners in Minnesota in 2012 before being introduced to Iowa in May 2019. Since then, the Make It OK message already reached more than 2,000 Iowans through formal presentations and 165 Make It OK Ambassadors have been trained. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 12:00pm
700 Locust St.
Ste. 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
Healthiest State Initiative
Sponsoring Organization 
Healthiest State Initiative, Make it OK Iowa Campaign, Greater Des Moines Partnership