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December 27, 2019

The Iowa City mother hopes snickerdoodles might be enough to change the conversation on mental health in Iowa.

They’re her son’s favorite cookie. Now, Carpenter has turned that treat into an avenue for advocacy.

Leslie Carpenter making snickerdoodles.

 

Her son is diagnosed with a rare and difficult to treat brain condition, a combination of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder called Schizoaffective Disorder.

“He has a serious brain disorder, and many times he’d be in psychosis,” Carpenter said. “A good sign that he was Read More

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