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Stigma-Free: NAMI teams with Coe College

August 20, 2019

On August 19, 2019 over 430 Coe College freshmen learned about mental health and ending stigma, and signed the STIGMA FREE Banner. NAMI-LC board member Katherine Shea, NAMI on Campus Iowa State student Leah Beman, and Director of NAMI-LC, Mona McCalley-Whitters, PhD talked about emotional first aid and having STIGMA FREE zones on college campuses. more »

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NEW Family-to-Family Class Offered

August 17, 2019

Living with a person with mental illness—or even being a friend to one—has more than its share of ups and downs. Family-to-Family, a free 12-session class offered by the Linn County Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), offers help to family, partners, friends, and significant others of adults with mental health issues. NAMI more »

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NAMI Linn County holds discussion: mental health & gun violence

August 12, 2019

The Linn County National Alliance on Mental Illness opened the doors to its new location in downtown Cedar Rapids. To mark this, they talked about mental health and gun violence. Please see news story below, courtesy of KCRG Channel 9 News: https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Linn-County-529187101.html Thanks to Senator Hogg, Senator Mathis, House of Representative Ehlert, House of Representative more »

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CR Gazette article features NAMI-LC leaders

July 21, 2019

Please check out this article titled “How ‘access centers’ plan to take on Iowa’s mental health crisis”, which was published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on July 18, 2019: https://www.thegazette.com/iowaideas/stories/health-care/how-access-centers-plan-to-take-on-iowas-mental-health-crisis-20190718?fbclid=IwAR0TkgmJ4SwFh6fjeLYFjzG3TWlv5ozIkAuEsDViL7453HmlgsiLHDp-xVA

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Seeking Leaders for Peer-to-Peer Program

June 14, 2019

NAMI Iowa is sponsoring a statewide training of new program leaders for Peer to Peer on September 21-22. This training will be held in Iowa City at the NAMI Johnson County Office. Applicants must be approved by their affiliate (e.g., NAMI Linn County) and NAMI Iowa trainers, prior to their application being accepted. Each applicant more »

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