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Jan 15, 2020

In this special episode of Lizdom we are joined with guests Shelly Rock & Jamie Haberl of the Iowa Healthiest State Inititiative to discuss Iowa's new Mental health awareness program, Make it OK.

Make it OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness.

Shelly Rock played a key role in Minnesota's Make it OK program before moving to Iowa a few years ago and found herself asked to help head the initiative in Iowa due to her prior key contributions.

Jamie Haberl, Executive Director of Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, is heading ambassador training efforts across the state as well as connecting people with resources and information about the Make it OK program.

Make it OK is here to help educate Iowans and get the conversations going:  -Start by learning what a mental illness really is. -Then find out what to say and not to say when someone opens up to you. -You can also help others by sharing your own story to help people know they aren't alone.

To find out more information on Make It OK visit or