Crow Wing Energized invites community members to become mental health ambassadors

Crow Wing Energized invites community members to become mental health ambassadors

September 14, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

–RELEASE– (9/14/21)

Brainerd, MN –The most recent Crow Wing County Community Health Survey found that more than 1 in 4 adults in Crow Wing County experience mental illness. Experts say most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to the stigma. 

The Make it OK campaign focuses on creating caring community conversations to reduce that stigma. Those conversations have to start somewhere, and that’s why Crow Wing Energized is offering a Make it OK Ambassador and refresher training opportunity for all community members to attend. This ambassador training will prepare individuals to present the Make it OK message to others in their community. 

Make it OK was developed in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and other community partners to encourage individuals to talk more openly about mental illnesses. Make it OK aims to stop the stigma and creative positive change in communities. 

Register to become an ambassador and make a difference in your backyard. 

When: Thursday, September 16, 4:00 to 5:00 pm 

Location: Online via Zoom Register Online: https://crowwingenergized.org/event/make-it-ok-ambassador-refresher-training/

Details: The class is free, but registration is required