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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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COLTRAIN: STOP SHAMING SUICIDE VICTIMS, INCLUDING BENNINGTON

August 1, 2017

COLTRAIN: STOP SHAMING SUICIDE VICTIMS, INCLUDING BENNINGTON http://daily-iowan.com/ The death of Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, highlights the need for our society to become better educated on mental health. By Travis Coltrain travis-coltrain@uiowa.edu Recently, the world learned of the loss of Chester Bennington, frontman for the band Linkin Park. His suicide, just a few months more »

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Stories from the front lines of Iowa’s mental health crisis

May 23, 2017

On April 16, I wrote an essay for the Register about the deaths of my neighbors — Mark, Charla, and Tawni Nicholson — and about their mentally ill son/brother Chase, who has been charged with murder in their deaths. I wrote the essay simply to express my sadness and anger over this family’s struggle to more »

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April Educational Program

April 14, 2017

“Mobile Crisis Outreach Program” By Rochelle Honey-Arcement Mobile Crisis Outreach/Follow-up Counselor Crisis Center of Johnson County Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 5:30 – Light meal – salad and sandwiches 6:00 – Membership Meeting 6:30 –“Mobile Crisis Outreach Program” Free Lunch Dining Room 1105 Gilbert Court, Suite 100 Iowa City

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Crisis training a new approach for law enforcement

March 22, 2017

Police, firefighters and emergency responders from across Iowa gathered in Iowa City on Monday for a week of training to unlearn everything they know about responding to people with mental illnesses. The 40-hour crisis intervention training is intended to give law enforcement better tools to identify symptoms of mental illnesses and techniques to de-escalate situations when more »

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