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.