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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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NAMIWalk 2019!

May 15, 2019

A small, scrappy group from Linn County braved the windy, rainy weather.  We joined over 500 registered participants on Walk Day.  We were cold and wet but our hearts were full of passion and advocacy for people experiencing mental illness. Final totals are being calculated for the Walk but it seems that around $10,000 was more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

July 31, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate more »

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