“Make It OK” is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. The purpose is to change the common misconceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic. The Make It OK campaign is made possible by HealthPartners, Inc.
Here in the Lakes Area, community agencies and businesses are coming together to bring the message of Make it OK to our local area.
How to Get Involved
- Invite a local Make it OK Ambassador to present at your workplace, church, or other group! (See sign-up form below)
- Learn more about the national Make it OK campaign: hear personal stories, learn how to start a conversation, take the pledge, and more.
- Try the Make it OK Interactive Tool: http://makeitok.org/interactive/
- Upcoming Community Events hosted by Crow Wing Energized
- Become a sponsoring partner with our local Make it OK initiative! Click here for details and to support our efforts.
We know that 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year, and here in Crow Wing County, that number is closer to 1 in 4. People delay seeking treatment for up to 10 years due to stigma. We invite you to join us in our efforts to reduce stigma and begin talking about mental illness. Our community partners include…
- Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
- Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
- Bridges of Hope (fiscal & webpage host)
- Central Lakes College
- Crisis Line and Referral Service
- Crow Wing County Community Services
- Crow Wing Energized
- Crow Wing Power
- Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
- Essentia Health
- ISD 181 (Brainerd Public Schools)
- ISD 186 (Pequot Lakes Public Schools)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) [Brainerd Chapter?]
- United Way of Crow Wing & Southern Cass Counties
- As well as members of the Faith Community, Law Enforcement, area Mental Health providers, Veteran’s Service Organization, members of the public, and others!