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

January 14, 2020


DES MOINES, Iowa – The executive director of the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization praised Gov. Kim Reynolds’ mention of creating a “dedicated and stable source” of funding for adult and children’s mental health services during her Condition of the State address today.

“I was encouraged to hear again the governor’s care and concern for the tens of thousands of Iowans affected by mental illness, many of whom are now unable to get appropriate help,” said Peggy Huppert. Read More

    Nina Richtman recently joined NAMI Iowa as our new Program Manager. We are excited to have her on board as she has been involved with NAMI Iowa in various volunteer capacities for the last few years. Join us in welcoming Nina!

    Nina is the mother of two boys, ages 11 and 12, that she adopted from the Iowa Foster Care System. She comes from Corteva Agriscience (formerly Pioneer) where she worked in the Learning and Development group doing program management, training, and conference Read More

    What is NAMI Provider?

    NAMI Provider is a five-session staff development program for health care organizations that provide services for people affected by mental illness. The primary goal of the program is to promote collaboration between the client, their family and health care staff.

    NAMI Provider introduces mental health professionals to the unique perspectives of people with mental health conditions and their families. You’ll develop enhanced empathy for their daily challenges and recognize the importance of including them in all aspects of Read More


    My name is Sarah Ball and I am an incoming junior at Drake University. I am studying Public Relations and Strategic Political Communication with a minor in International Relations (wow, a mouthful). This summer, I am working with NAMI Iowa as their Communication & Events Intern.

    At school, I stay busy as the managing editor for the Drake Political Review, the non-partisan political magazine on campus, working as the vice president of Drake’s Rise Up, a club dedicated to suicide prevention, Read More

    Job Title: Communication & Events Intern

    Reports to Outreach & Events Manager

    Type of position: Intern

    Compensation: $1000 stipend

    Hours: 10 -20 /week



    NAMI Iowa is a non-profit centered on mental illness. As a statewide agency, our goals are to educate the public about mental illness, advocate for a comprehensive mental health system that provides effective and timely services for those struggling with mental health, and support those with mental illness, their loved ones and providers.



    Assist in the planning and execution of efforts with NAMIWalks Iowa:

    Coordinating local Read More

    2019 is a big year for NAMI Iowa, with lots of growth planned and exciting expansions to programs. One of these is a bigger focus on the Ending the Silence program. Ending the Silence is a NAMI signature program. This is a free program aimed at middle school to college age students, school staff, or families. A lead adult gives a presentation about the facts of mental illness and a young adult follows with a presentation about their Read More

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