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Documentary: “SUICIDE – THE RIPPLE EFFECT”

April 17, 2018

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length documentary film and MOVEMENT, currently in production, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take more »

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Have you heard about SF 2212?

February 19, 2018

Dear Friend of the Treatment Advocacy Center, I am writing to let you know that SF 2212 was introduced in the Iowa Senate last week by Senator Joe Bolkcom to enhance Iowa’s assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) law.  If this is something you have an interest in and would like to help pass the bill, we more »

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Mental illness and violence: Let’s change the conversation

December 4, 2017

Whenever there is a mass shooting or act of violence, people tend to resort to the same, tired talking points: calls for “thoughts and prayers,” pros and cons of gun control, and, when the perpetrator turns out to have a history of mental illness, the need for improved mental health care. Unfortunately, there’s an inherent more »

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MENTAL HEALTH FORUM WITH IOWA’S GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES

November 3, 2017

  The Des Moines Register is hosting this event in partnership with Des Moines University. It will be moderated by Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich. Doors open at 6 p.m. Program runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The event will also be livestreamed at more »

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