On 9/17/2015 Leah DeMarest, NAMI CI Executive Director, attended The Coalition for a Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa press conference and open discussion about Children’s Mental Health services at the State Capitol. The Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Redesign in Iowa is a grassroots, parent-led coalition working together to find solutions to Iowa’s current children’s mental health crisis.

“This is a call to everyone on behalf of children. Fixing this crisis will require joint effort by elected officials; community leaders; government agencies and private organization at the state, regional, county and local levels. It will require that Iowans let their elected officials know children’s mental health matters. It will require that advocates speak together in a unified voice.”- Excerpt from the strategic plan draft.

The Workgroup will hold meetings, which are open to the public and will have time for public comment, from 10:00am-3:00pm in room 116 of the Iowa Statehouse on the following dates:
September 24, 2015
October 8, 2015
October 29, 2015
November 12, 2015
December 3, 2015

Further information can be found at the following link: