Volume 02 | November 2018
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.
Northland Healthy Minds Heads North
Northland Healthy Minds is expanding its work to Northern St. Louis County. A group of community leaders will be meeting on November 30 to discuss what a stigma free community looks like and to look at ways to implement Northland Healthy Minds in Northern St. Louis County. For more information, contact Jenna Ballinger.
In October, Northland Healthy Minds trained approximately 40 new ambassadors to help spread the word about Make It OK.

Two sessions were held at Mr. D's banquet room, where they learned about Northland Healthy Minds, the Make It OK campaign, and about stigma and the damage it can do.

Additional sessions are being planned, so keep an eye on our events calendar and this newsletter for upcoming training and volunteer opportunities.

Workplace Words
Did you know…More work days are lost due to stress, depression and anxiety than any other illness?
Don’t forget that Northland Healthy Minds created a Make it OK employer toolkit, which includes tips, tools and resources on ways to increase the awareness and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness. Click here and enter “MakeItOK2018” to access the full toolkit.

If you were an employer that utilized the toolkit last May, don’t forget to fill out the feedback survey to help guide future resources.