Mental illness has long been shrouded in secrecy, while those who suffer from it have long been the targets of deep-seeded embarrassment in Minnesota and across the country. Find out what each of us can do to “Make It OK.”
“HealthPartners appreciates the partnership we have had with TPT to engage our community around messages of health, hope, and healing. Our Make it OK campaign is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses and TPT was an original partner to this important work. The documentaries we created in partnership featured stories of Minnesotans impacted by mental illness and stigma, and brought their experiences to viewers all across the state and beyond. Storytelling is one of the most powerful mechanisms to stimulate hope and change, and we continue to use this great body of work today in reaching our community on mental health issues. We were honored to be recognized with TPT and the National Alliance for Mental Illness for an Emmy Award, The Midwest Regional Board of Governor’s Award for partnership!” Donna Zimmerman, Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners.