MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Mental Health Awareness Month

A coalition of groups is holding a statewide event Tuesday (5/10) celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. Disability Rights Iowa and 24 co-sponsors are making the event available to Iowans in-person, at six satellite locations and with a completely virtual option. Catherine Johnson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, says it’s important to hold this event to build community.

“But also to really have an honest conversation about mental health and the barriers that individuals with mental health conditions face, both in Iowa and nationally.”

There will be Spanish and American Sign Language interpretations for the event, which begins at 6:30 pm. In person events are being held in Fairfield, Des Moines, Sioux City, Mason City, Dubuque, Davenport and Council Bluffs. To register and attend the event, go online to: https://disabilityrightsiowa.org/event-registration/

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