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

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Mental Health and Chemical Health (PDF: 198KB / 3 pages)
Piloting a Mental Heatlh Anti-Stigma Campaign in Greater Minnesota (PDF: 355KB / 1 page)
   

Many counties rank mental health ranks as a high priority in their 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 Make It OK, a mental health anti-stigma campaign. The mission of Make It OK 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, Jessica Seide, Goodhue County Health and Human Services; DeDee Varner, HealthPartners Community Relations

In This Theme: Providing Opportunities to be Healthy

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