One in five Americans are affected by mental health conditions. This translates to millions of Americans who face the reality of living with a mental illness. Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions that are very common in the world today. They can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or income. However, people are still afraid to talk about them due to shame, misunderstanding, negative attitudes, and fear of discrimination.
Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. Goodhue County Make It OK has pledged their commitment to change the hearts and minds about the misperceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic.