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Join other mental health advocates from around the state for a day of learning about mental health initiates, learning more about NAMI, and hearing from renowned state and national leaders.

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Apply to participate in NAMI Provider Education training on November 14th and 15th. Provider Education is a 15-hour staff development program taught by a three-person team comprised of a peer, a family member and a mental health clinician who is also either a peer or family member. The presenters share their personal perspectives with the goal being to promote collaboration between the client, family and health care professional. Having everyone engaged in the recovery process facilitates better outcomes.

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ending the silence

Ending the Silence is a 45 minute presentation to middle school and high school classes in our 4 county service territory.  If interested in bringing this program to your school, please contact Deb Scott at (641) 777-3944 or by emailing

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

August 15, 2018

NAMI Iowa makes a concentrated effort to have representation at a variety of conferences around the state. Because mental health does not discriminate, we want to have a presence at conferences for all ages, races, genders, etc. You can find a NAMI Iowa table along with many mental health resources at the following state wide conferences this fall.

Iowa State Association of Counties Annual Conference, August 23-24

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    My name is Tara Larson and I’m a senior at Iowa State University. I’m studying journalism and mass communication as well as working toward a minor in general business. I’m working with NAMI Iowa this summer as the communication and events intern.

    Throughout the school year I stay busy working with the Iowa State University Foundation as their student development assistant, and I work on campus for the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication Read More

    We are excited to welcome a new Program Manager and Director of the OCA, following Judy Davis’ retirement. Welcome to Heather Strachan, who will be starting on July 1st!

    Heather Strachan is a native of Humboldt, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication.  Heather’s professional background includes campaign organization as well as public policy and program development, notably helping found the state and national Urban-Ag Academy initiatives in 2011-2012. 

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    NAMI Iowa’s 2nd annual Beautiful Minds was another roaring success with attendees enjoying a night of entertainment and learning about mental health. As a review, Beautiful Minds showcases famous artists, actors and thinkers who lived with a mental illness. Beginning with a reception at Des Moines University, guests were able to interact with all actors and actresses playing these famous artists. From Doris Day to Lady Gaga, celebrities were brought to life! After the reception concluded, guests went to individual Read More

    With record-breaking temperatures dropping to below 30 with snow on the ground, much of central and northern Iowa has become a dismal place to spend the month of April—especially for people with seasonal affective disorder.

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a recurring type of depression where a person experiences the same symptoms as major depressive disorder during a specific season, most typically during winter. These symptoms include having low energy, feeling depressed or hopeless, problems with sleeping, difficulty concentrating Read More

    As state lawmakers have been busy passing landmark mental health reform legislation, 

    a growing number of college students around Iowa have also been hard at work advocating for mental health on their campuses. 

    Mental illness roughly one out of four teens and college-aged young adults, so it should come as no surprise that young people are bringing more and more attention to mental health issues. 

    Across Iowa, student-led organizations such as NAMI On Campus and Active Minds Read More

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