Mental Health Trainings Spring 2021


All Students, Faculty, and Staff Are Welcome – Please see registration links below. 

Green Bandana Project Dates and Registration Links: 

  • Thursday, March 11 at 11:15 a.m – 12:10 p.m. 


  • Wednesday, April 7 at 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.  


The purpose of the Green Bandana Project is to spread awareness of resources for those with symptoms of depression and/or suicidal thoughts.  After the training, participants carry a few resource cards with them and tie a green bandana on their backpack to indicate they are safe individuals to approach with mental health related needs and know where to find help.  The program promotes a stigma-free and supportive environment. 

You will learn the following information at this training: 

-Signs and symptoms of depression and/or suicide 

-How to respond effectively and refer 

-Kirkwood and Community Resources 

Make It Okay Dates and Registration Links: 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 – 3:25 p.m. 


  • Wednesday, March 24 at 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 


  • Thursday, April 15 at 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 


Make It OK is part of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by improving physical, social, and emotional well-being of Iowans.  Make It OK is a community campaign to reduce stigma by increasing understanding and creating caring conversations about mental illness.  

You will learn the following at this training: 

-What stigma is and how it impacts us 

-Common diagnoses and symptoms 

-What to say and what not to say 

-How YOU can be a part of the solution in reducing stigma 

Contact Angie.ZiesmanWeiler@kirkwood.edu with questions. 

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  1. —-Make It OK is a community campaign to “reduce stigma” by increasing understanding and creating caring conversations about mental illness.

    We have made it all too OK to tell one another there is a stigma to mental health issues. It is not a victimless iteration.

    It victimizes tose we train to accept directing it, instilling that prejudice in them, in their minds, and it victimizes those at whom we direct it.

    I decline to take part in either victimization.