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Make It OK: Week 4 - Make It OK with One Economy

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Name: Make It OK: Week 4 - Make It OK with One Economy
Date: September 17, 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.”
6 Weeks of Make It OK: Week 4 – Make It OK with One Economy: Join us for a panel discussion on mental health in the Black community and its relation to the work and data within the One Economy Report. You’ll hear from several community leaders as they share their lived experiences and information related to mental health and well-being. We’ll have 45 minutes of discussion and 15 minutes for open Q&A. This session is free to attend. Register at the link!  

Special thanks to the One Economy team for their support of this series. 

September 17: Week 4: panel of community leaders working with OneEconomy to tell their personal stories of mental health/well-being (OneEconomy Health subcommittee) 
  • Jacquie Easley, Director of Health Equity at MercyOne 
  • Janice Lane Schroeder, CEO of Children’s and Families of Iowa 
  • Breanne Ward, licensed therapist 
  • Johnathan Whitfield, Senior Pastor at Corinthian Baptist Church 
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:
September 17 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. 
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