one in four Americans experiences a mental illness.Most will wait an average of ten years before
seeking treatment, largely due to shame, misunderstanding, negative attitudes,
and fear of discrimination.On June 23rd
2014, the Goodhue County Health and Human Services Board took the “Make It OK”
pledge to increase awareness, understanding and erase the stigma surrounding
mental illness.The goal of the Make it
OK campaign is to reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses by
encouraging open conversations.
Goodhue County Health & Human
Services Board Members: Mary Lindahl, Commissioner Ted Seifert, Commissioner
Dan Rechtzigel, Commissioner Jim Bryant, Commissioner Richard Samuelson, Gary
Iocco and Commissioner Ron Allen.
Mental illness has long been shrouded in secrecy and embarrassment and it's time to break the stigma and talk about what each of us can do to Make it OK
Request a Speaker
“Make It OK” Presentation: GCHHS staff will arrange for a trained speaker to provide information about the “Make It OK” campaign and about mental illnesses, how to combat stigma and offer helpful hints about how to talk about mental illnesses. This workshop is free and can run anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. A condensed 20 minute version is available. To request a speaker email Goodhue County Health & Human Services