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Community Mental Health Issues

By Staff | Apr 27, 2017

Palo Alto County AAUW is encouraging the public to attend a panel discussion on community mental health issues on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m at the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, Room 10 (Wellness Center).

The local panel will address priority issues in Iowa, current mental health services available in this county, the regional funding model, and longer range concerns in mental health treatment.

Panelists include Kim Wilson, CEO of Northwest Iowa Care Connections MH/DS Region, along with representatives from Compass Pointe, Seasons Center, Horizons Unlimited, and NAMI.

The National Institute of Mental Health indicates that some mental health disorders impact women and men differently. Depression and anxiety are more common in women and certain types of depression are found to be more common in women.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national grassroots organization promoting equity and educational opportunities for girls and women. The local branch of AAUW is celebrating 75 years in Palo Alto County.

For more information on this panel discussion on mental health, contact Renee Jedlicka at 712-852-5269.