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Make It OK: Week 1 - Make It OK & Back to School

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Name: Make It OK: Week 1 - Make It OK & Back to School
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Make It OK campaign in Iowa, led by the Healthiest State Initiative is hosting a six-week virtual mental health series, in tandem with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads, titled “6 Weeks of Make It OK.”
Join us for a panel discussion on what back to school means during COVID-19. You’ll hear from a college student, a parent, a medical professional and a Des Moines Public School (DMPS) staff member on what the new school schedule and these different kinds of learning might mean for your mental health and for children and teachers. We’ll have 45 minutes of discussion and 15 minutes for open Q&A. This session is free to attend.
Special thanks to Al Exito for their support of this series.
August 20: Week 1: Back to School – What does this mean for your mental health and for kids/teachers?
  • Stephanie McFarland, DMPS
  • Jen Adrianse, Parent
  • Ana Delgado, College Student
  • Chaney Yeast, UnityPoint Health
  • Suzanne Mineck (moderator)

The goal of “6 Weeks of Make It OK” is to have conversations around mental health that look at how we cope with our own well-being. Collective and individual mental health is fundamental to how we think, work, and interact with our families, friends, colleagues and greater community.  We’ll hear stories from community members and discuss ideas for taking care of our own mental health (or the mental health of others). This will be a mix of panel and speaker led sessions, with time at the end for Q&A. Additional resources will also be shared at the end of each session.

About Make It OK: Make It OK is national campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness. The campaign was created and launched by HealthPartners in Minnesota in 2012 before being introduced to Iowa in May 2019. Since then, the Make It OK message already reached more than 2,000 Iowans through formal presentations and 165 Make It OK Ambassadors have been trained. 

Led by Make It OK, this 6-week series is supported by Capital Crossroads, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Mid-Iowa Health, and the Business Record.
Zoom meeting.
Date/Time Information:
August 20 from Noon - 1 p.m.
Panel discussions and individual presenters for 40-45 minutes with 15-20 minutes for open Q&A
Contact Information:
Emily Kessinger
No Charge for the Zoom meeting. 
A link will be sent to you after registration