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Katrina’s Story

“Its okay you seek and do treatment, its okay you talk about it.”

Share your stigma experience.   

Outside behaviors/words that demonstrate STIGMA such as “you’re so strange, weird”. “It’s our age” created feelings and thoughts of shame, guilt, social anxiety, non acceptance, depression, hopelessness. I did not want to seek help because it was something I was embarrassed about. I did the work to help myself with resources and tools provided. Thank goodness, and Make It Ok! has helped me.

How did you overcome this experience?

2014 I was introduced to Make It Ok! through extensive out-patient mental health treatment for Domestic PTSD, depression, chronic pain, Adult ADHD. I was so ashamed at what I was going through. From family, friends, society I seen first hand how we can create a stigma on something that needs attention and a voice. I remind people and let people know. Yeah, we’re MN we do Make It Ok! And share the website. Thank you, for being here.

Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.

Make It Ok!

Replay in your mind everyday! Its ok you seek and do treatment, Its ok you talk about it, Its ok YOU make me aware, Its ok if someone don’t understand, Its ok it’s a new normal, It’s ok we made a change.

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