Join the Grinnell Area Mental Health Consortium on Tuesday, May 19 from 7-8PM for an online presentation by Jami Haberl. Click HERE to register for this free event.
1 in 5 Iowans will have some kind of mental illness in a given year, and many don't get the help they need due to stigma, fear of repercussions at work and the lack of access to quality and affordable treatment. Recognizing that stigma is a major barrier to seeking treatment. The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative launched Make It OK, a community campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
When we start talking, we realize that mental illnesses are more common and relatable than we think. And more importantly, people experiencing mental illnesses will be treated with respect, acceptance and be more apt to get the care they need when stigma is eliminated.