CommUNITY Champion encourages Iowans to share mental health stories When it comes to mental healt…


SHE WANTS
MORE I WENT TO SHARE THEIR
 
 
 
 
STORIES TO HEAL THE WOUNDS. YOU
OFTEN CAN’T SEE SHE’S WORKING TOWARD AMBITIOUS GOALS FOR MORE
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE
STATE OF IOWA. SHE’S PEGGY
HOBART. THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY
CHAMPION. TODAY IS WORLD MENTAL
HEALTH DAY, AND THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY CHAMPION SAYS IOWA HAS
A LOT OF WORK TO DO KCCI’S TOMMY
CLARK. WE RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL, ON
MENTAL, ILLNESS OF IOWA OR KNOW MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS IS NOT
THE END OF THE WORLD. IT’S NOT
SOME KIND OF GRIM SENTENCE
INSTEAD PEGGY HERBERT SAYS IT
CAN MEAN A PRODUCTIVE AND
HEALTHY LIFE. THAT’S THE MESSAGE. HE’S TRYING TO GET OUT
TO HIGH WINDS AS A LOCAL LEADER
OF NAMI NAMI THE NATIONAL
ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
PROVIDES LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT
AND EDUCATION FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS. NOW PEGGY HAS BEEN
THE FACE OF MENTAL HEALTH ARMY
PEOPLE COMING UP TO ME AND
TELLING ME WHAT NANY HAS DONE
FOR THEM GOOD HER STAFF OF FIVE
ALONG WITH VOLUNTEERS TEACH CLASSES AND LEAD SUPPORT GROUPS
ACROSS THE STATE. WHY SHOULD
CONTACT THE LEAGUE OF
MUNICIPALITIES THAT PEGGY WANTS
TO DO SO MUCH MORE WITH A GIRL
TO GO BEYOND THE 44 COUNTIES. NAMI IS CURRENTLY SERVING. THEY
WANT TO REACH ALL 99 BY THE END
OF 2020 ONE EVERYWHERE. SHE GOES
THIS COMMUNITY COMMUNITY
CHAMPION ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO
SHARE THEIR ALEXANDER NEUBAUER A GRIEVING MOTHER WHO PENNED A
HEARTFELT OBITUARY FOR HER SON
WHO TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. I WAS
OVERCOME WITH EMOTION AND
SOBBING YOU ARE. I’M STEVE
KARLIN WHO’S OPENED UP ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH DEPRESSION, THEN
PEOPLE GET THE MESSAGE THAT WOW,
YOU KNOW, THERE ARE OTHERS
STRUGGLING WITH THIS PEOPLE, I
ADMIRE AND SO IF THEY CAN TALK
ABOUT IT I CAN TALK ABOUT IT AND I CAN AND I CAN SEEK HELP. THAT’S HOW WE’RE GOING TO GET
BETTER. YOU HAVE THE WARENESS,
BUT WE STILL NEED MORE EFFECTIVE
COMMUNITY BASED CARE AND MORE
EDUCATION IN ORDER TO GIVE
ISLANDS THE PROPER HELP AND HOPE WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO
AND HOW WE AS A SOCIETY TALK
ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS AND DEAL
WITH IT IN DES MOINES. TONY
CLARK KCCI 8 NEWS IOWA’S NEWS
LEADER. YOU THINK HE MAY HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DON’T WAIT
TO SEEK TREATMENT LIKE I DID
THAT IS THE ONE THING. I REGRET
GET HELP AS SOON AS YOU CAN FOR
YOURSE

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

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