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Make It OK: Week 5 - The Arts & Make It OK

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Name: Make It OK: Week 5 - The Arts & Make It OK
Date: September 24, 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 5 – The Arts & Make It OK: Join as we explore the creative arts and our mental health. We’ll discuss the arts and how creative expression can lead to overall greater wellness and stress reduction. We’ll have 45 minutes for discussion, with 15 minutes for open Q&A. This session is free to attend. Register at the link!  
September 24: Week 5: we will explore creativity and mental health and discuss the arts & their connection to overall stress reduction 
  • Monica Amman, photographer and education 
  • Christine Her, Executive Director at ArtForce Iowa and musician 
  • Mat Greiner, Group Creative 
  • TBD 
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 24 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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