Volume 06 |March 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?
Do you plan to implement the MAKE IT OK campaign in your workplace this May to increase mental health awareness and decrease stigma?

If so, don’t forget to register your organization or workplace with Northland Healthy Minds to receive the updated 2019 Make it OK toolkit. This year’s tool-kit will include a sample pre/post stigma survey for your organization along with additional helpful tools and resources.

You can also attend an employer orientation to help familiarize yourself with the campaign and the tool-kit.

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

Monday, April 8 5:00-6:00pm-
Essentia Health-Superior
Calling all ambassadors!
Are you a Make it OK ambassador that would like to get more involved? As we are launching the 2019 employer resources, we are looking for ambassadors that would be willing to present at local organizations to help spread awareness and decrease stigma. If you are interested in becoming a presenter please contact northlandhealthyminds@gmail.com

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- Film Series at The Underground
Northland Healthy Minds will be hosting a monthly screening at The Underground followed by a facilitated discussion.

The March documentary, provided by Make It Ok will be Stigma and Mental Illness. Join the event to learn more about families and individuals effected by mental illness. This film challenges mental health stigma in a caring and supportive way. 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 Pat Michals.
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
Upcoming Events

March 4- Stigma and Mental Illness

April 1- Happy

May 6- Inside Out

There will be a facilitated discussion following each film.
Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack even if you have no clinical training. Mental Health First Aid allows you to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance abuse related crisis.

In the Adult Mental Health First Aid Class, you learn:
  • Risk Factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns
  • Strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Where to turn for help
                Duluth, MN                          Aurora, MN
March 9 th , 2019

Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative

2424 West 5th Street, Duluth, MN 55806
Time: 8am-5pm

Cost: FREE

A continental breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided. 

Certificate of Attendance is provided by Mental Health First Aid for participants who complete the ENTIRE day and complete the course evaluation form.

Pre-registration via eventbrite.com is required. Class size is limited to 30. 

Contact : Terry Wasnick via email at  terryann2345@gmail.com , via cell phone at 612-759-3784
March 20-21 th , 2019

Aurora Community Center

15 West 1st Avenue North, Aurora, MN 55705

Time: 4:30-8:30pm

Cost: FREE

Food and drinks will be provided.

Both days are required in order to be certified.

All community members are welcome and encouraged to register!

Register: Contact Jenna Ballinger
Mental Health Awareness Concert
APRIL 20th, 2019
Get your tickets today for the Mental Health Awareness Concert at the Historic Norshor Theatre.

Featured artists incluce Them Coulee Boys, Dead Horses and special guest Three Altos.

Doors open at 6:00pm with Elsa Lee in the Mezzanine until 7:00pm.

Tickets are on sale NOW at norshortheatre.com

All proceeds go to CHUM https://www.chumduluth.org/

Here to Listen, No Judget: www.letstalkmn.com
Stepping Down
After serving for the last year as Northland Healthy Mind’s coordinator, we'd like to share that Shannon Jorgenson has accepted a position with the National Rural Health Resource Center, and will be ending her work as the coalition coordinator. Shannon is working with the Executive Committee to ensure a smooth transition.

Shannon has been a key part of Northland Healthy Minds over the last year, developing relationships and expanding the Make it OK message throughout our region. Those who have had the pleasure of working with Shannon appreciate her passion for this important topic.

Please join us in expressing appreciation for Shannon and all she has contributed to Northland Healthy Minds. Moving forward, if you have any questions, please reach out to  northlandhealthmind@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events:

3/9: Mental Health First Aid training, Duluth
3/20-3/21: Mental Health First Aid training, Aurora
3/27: Make It OK Employer Orientation, Duluth
5/14: Save the date for mental health resource fair and Sam Militich concert

For more events check our Events Calendar! and submit your upcoming event!