The Make It OK Campaign has come to Iowa! Make It OK is a campaign to help our communities start changing attitudes and negative perceptions about mental illness.

Make It OK Goal: Eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Stigma is a leading barrier to the treatment for those suffering from mental illness.  Through the development of a Make It OK Ambassador Bureau, along with a statewide coordination effort, local Iowa communities will have the opportunity to bring community education and discussions together to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

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.

Join us in ending the stigma

If you would like to become more involved, please let us know choosing one of the links below:

If you are an individual that would like to learn more or become a Make It OK Ambassador, please click below:

If you represent an organization and are interested in having you and/or a team member become a Make It OK Ambassador, or are interested in having a Make It OK Ambassador present to your team, please click below:


What is an Ambassador?

Workplace/Organization Levels

Our Partnerships

Mental Health Support

Ongoing support is available through NAMI Iowa or call 2-1-1 for service referrals throughout Iowa.

Make It OK is a campaign for everyone, but we know that more specific help might be needed. Here are some additional resources that can help you or a loved one.

LGBTQ Trevor Project Iowa Safe Schools One Iowa
Youth and young adult NAMI Please Pass the Love
Veterans NAMI HeroCare App
African Americans NAMI Black Mental Health Alliance
Latinx NAMI National Research Center for Hispanic Mental Health
Native American SAMHSA
New Iowans U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Seniors Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression
Rural Local NAMI Chapters (get connected through NAMI Iowa) RHI Hub

Crisis Lines

If you or a loved one is considering suicide, know that 24/7 confidential help is always here.

  • Call 2-1-1 – For crisis help or service referrals
  • Your Life Iowa – Call 1-855-581-8111 or text to 1-855-895-8398
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
    (En Español – 1-888-628-9454)
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Crisis and Suicide Hotline) – 866-488-7386