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In The News: National Alliance on Mental Illness – Iowa, Inc.

March 12, 2018

According to a recent report, it is a good time to be an Iowan.

The U.S. News and World Report’s named Iowa the best state in the country in its annual Best States ranking. The report looked at criteria such as infrastructure, education, health care, crime, economy, opportunity and quality of life, all of which Iowa scored well in.

While this may be good news for Iowans, it’s worth pointing out one thing the ranking did not address: Iowa’s mental health Read More

    The following is an excerpt from DuPont Pioneer’s intranet communications. NAMI member Nina Richtman works for DuPont Pioneer and is a strong advocate for mental health awareness in the workplace.

    Mental Health is all over the news these days and for good reason: one in five adults experiences a mental health condition each year. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability in the United States. Untreated mental health conditions cost the U.S. economy $200 billion in lost earnings each Read More

    My name is Randy Paulson, and I’m currently a junior at Simpson College where I study multimedia journalism and Spanish. At Simpson, I’m a reporter and editor for our campus newspaper, The Simpsonian. I’m also active with the Simpson Feminist club and am a fellow with the John C. Culver Public Policy Center, an organization that promotes civic knowledge and engagement on campus. While this past political cycle has been hectic, I believe being civically engaged is key to Read More

    Hello all! My name is Zach Blevins and I am excited to be the newest staff person for NAMI Iowa. I will be serving in the role of Outreach & Events Manager, in which I will particularly be focusing on NAMI Iowa’s two largest events: Beautiful Minds and NAMIWalks. I will also be ensuring that NAMI Iowa has a presence at conferences and events around the state to increase the visibility Read More

    NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

    The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting Read More

    Hey All!

    My name is Victoria Tramp; I’m a senior at Drake University studying public relations, marketing, and business studies with a concentration in leadership. I’m heavily involved around campus in our Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) team, and our job is to introduce the topics of sexual assault, alcohol, domestic violence, and consent to different groups and organizations on campus. I’m also a Student Missionary at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center as well as being Read More

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