Volume 05 |February 2019
Mind Matters
Northland Healthy Minds envisions a world where anyone can get the support and assistance they deserve for their mental illness without fear of discrimination, marginalization, and criminalization due to stigma.  ​

This newsletter provides updates about news and events in our area supporting our vision and mission.
Will Your Organization Help Make It OK?
A recent  article in the Harvard Business Review states, “W e need more flexibility, sensitivity, and open-mindedness from employers. The same treatment and attention they’d give to a broken bone or maternity leave. We’re not there yet, but some companies are trying to bring conversations about mental health to the forefront.” The Make It Ok campaign  is a great way to start this conversation and increase awareness regarding mental health and mental illness in the work place.

Northland Healthy Minds will have an updated 2019 Make It OK tool-kit for employers which includes a step by step implementation plan to prepare for Mental Health Awareness month in May. The updated tool-kit will be available in March. Employer orientations will also be held for anyone that wants to learn more about the Make it OK campaign and how to implement in the workplace. Save the date to attend one of the following employer orientations. Registration and further details will be available next month.

  • Wednesday, March 27 11:30-12:30pm - Public Safety Building
  • Wednesday, April 3 12:00-1:00pm- Government Services Building
  • Thursday, April 4 5:00-6:00pm- Denfeld High School- This is not confirmed yet
  • Monday, April 8 5:00-6:00pm- Essentia Health-Superior
Ambassador Opportunities
Are you a Make It OK or Northland Healthy Minds Ambassador wondering what you can do to help Make It OK in the Northland?

We have the answer! The next installment of the Underground Film Series will be held on Monday, February 4 at The Underground, we will need 2-3 volunteers each month to help with various activities from helping direct audience members to the theater to staffing our NHM table. The time commitment is from 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event until about 8:00 p.m. If interested, please contact Shannnon.

In addition, we will have a table at the upcoming Maria Bamford shows at the NorShor Theatre on February 24 and 25, 2019. We are looking for two people for each night. Again, please contact Shannon for further details.

Please continue to watch our newsletter for additional opportunities to volunteer.
Ambassador Reporting

As an ambassador, you embody Make It OK on behalf of Northland Healthy Minds, and we want to know what you've been doing. Please report in on your ambassador activities through our Reporting Tool.

The link can also be found at the bottom of our website in the lower right hand corner of the footer. Thank you for being an ambassador and for sharing our message with the world!
Mental Health Monday- The Underground Film Series
February 4 is the date for the next in theseries of monthly screenings at The Underground followed by a facilitated discussion.

This offering is a two-part documentary is provided in part by Make It Ok and Twin Cities Public Television. In the film Make It OK-Families and Mental Illness and Make It OK-Parents with Mental Illness, we learn about the impact Mental Illness has on our family units and how stigma impacts those relationships. Make It Ok is a Minnesota partnership co-production of HealthPartners and Twin Cities Public Television. Following the screening, there will be a discussion facilitated by Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor at Amberwing.

Monday, February 4th, 2019
The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth
In the lower level of the Depot
No registration required
Facilitated by: Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem, MSW, LICSW
Mental Health Monday-
Film Series at the Underground
The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth
In the lower level of the Depot
No registration required

February 4- Families and Mental Illness and Parents with Mental Illness

March 4- Stigma and Mental Illness

April 1- Happy

May 6- Inside Out

There will be a facilitated discussion following each film.
Getting the Word out
As we continue planning for our own NHM events, we know that there are other events going on in the area that could benefit from our presence- as a sponsor, presenter or exhibitor.

If you know of an upcoming event that attendance from NHM would serve our mission, please let us know by emailing event details to Shannon. Please include as much detailed info as you can prior to submitting.