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Public invited to become Make It OK ambassador

Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. By talking about mental illnesses and what people can do to Make It OK, people change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. The Make It OK campaign is designed to encourage people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help. Image from http://crowwingenergized.org/event/1944/

The most recent Crow Wing County Community Health Survey found that more than 1 in 4 adults in Crow Wing County experiences mental illness. Most will wait an average of 10 years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma.

Make It OK is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. By talking about mental illnesses and what people can do to Make It OK, people change hearts and minds about the misconceptions about mental illnesses. The Make It OK campaign is designed to encourage people to talk more openly about mental illnesses and ask for help.

Crow Wing Energized will host a Make It OK ambassador training from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Thabes Meeting Room at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd to prepare others in the community to present the Make It OK presentation.

Anyone is invited to become trained. The session is free, and will train and empower people in the community to give mental illness stigma-reduction presentations.

Registration is required at www.crowwingenergized.org/events.

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