Series C: Thursday 1:40 p.m. C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

Make it OK: Piloting a Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign in Greater Minnesota

Mental health ranks as a high priority in many community health assessments, including Goodhue County. Bias and stigma often prevent those with mental illness from obtaining the help they need to be healthy. Goodhue County Health and Human Services is addressing this public health issue by piloting the Make It OK, mental health anti-stigma campaign. The mission is to get people to stop the silence, share stories, and dispel the myths surrounding mental illnesses. Learn how the original metro-focused program was adapted for implementation in greater Minnesota with help from partners such as Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Wing, Red Wing Shoe Foundation and others.

Presenters

Ruth Greenslade, Goodhue County Health and Human Services  
Jessica Seide, Goodhue County Health and Human Services  

In This Theme: Providing Opportunities to be Healthy

A3   The Health of LGBQ Youth: Findings from the Minnesota Student Survey
B3   Building Bridges in the Suburbs: Supporting Community-Based Health Equity Solutions
C3   Make it OK: Piloting a Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign in Greater Minnesota