Make It OK Campaign
(Virtual Event Sponsored by the Central Iowa SHRM Chapter)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST)
Did you know 1 in 5 will have some kind of mental illness in their lifetime.
Did you know 70-90% of all mental illness symptoms can be reduced with a treatment plan? Yet many people don't seek help due to stigma.
It's OK to have a mental illness — many people do.
It's OK to talk about mental illness — talking makes people feel less alone.
It’s OK to get help with a mental illness – life can get better.
Make It OK is a community campaign designed to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness.
Our goal is to help educate Iowans about stigma around mental illness and the damage it can do. By breaking down that stigma, people with mental illnesses will feel safe to talk about them and will find it easier to ask for help in finding treatment and resources.
The Healthiest State Initiative is starting the conversation by introducing the Make It OK campaign to Iowans. It is important that we talk about mental illness in way that are supportive and open.
Through Make It OK we will provide Iowans with the resources to talk about mental illness so that we can all support those who are struggling to find the resources and treatment they deserve.
Make It OK is here to help educate Iowans and get the conversations going!
Make It OK is to become a registered workplace. becoming a Registered Make It OK Workplace demonstrates that your organization values reducing stigma for all Iowans.
About the Presenter:
Jami Haberl is the executive director of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative. She works with partners across the state of Iowa to improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans with the vision to become the healthiest state in the nation. Jami has over 15 years of experience bringing together government, business and nonprofit organizations around issues tied to disaster preparedness, response and recovery and health and well-being issues. Jami received her undergraduate degree in community health education from Iowa State University and master’s degree in public health and healthcare administration from Des Moines University.