Resiliency, Recovery, & Wellness: Mental Health Care in Iowa


FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Peggy Huppert, Executive Director, NAMI Iowa

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
1000 Third Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

$10 per person (payable at the door) — includes lunch


Discussions about mental health have become more prevalent in the media, including legislative debates over mental health parity, the recent classification of video game addiction as a mental health condition, and controversy surrounding the placement of a proposed psychiatric facility. Peggy Huppert, Executive Director of NAMI IOWA (National Alliance on Mental Illness), will help us better understand the mental health issues in Iowa and how we can be better advocates for all.

Peggy Huppert began her work with NAMI IOWA in March of 2016. She possesses 34 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, primarily within the Des Moines community. Before NAMI IOWA she was the Iowa State Director for No Labels, and prior to that Peggy held leadership and management positions with the American Cancer Society. She has considerable volunteer experience within the arts and social justice arenas. Peggy earned a B.A. in News Editorial Journalism from Drake University.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 29. Please email gro.a1547635602woiec1547635602naill1547635602ahtia1547635602fretn1547635602i@sno1547635602itces1547635602retni1547635602rc1547635602 or call 515.279.8715PLEASE NOTE: When you make your reservation, we order a meal for you. If you are unable to attend, we must still pay for your meal. Payment for your reservation is very helpful and appreciated. Thank you!

Yes, there really is such thing as a free lunch!

lunchonusWe are rewarding you for bringing guests to Intersections! All you need to do is RSVP by the Tuesday prior to the luncheon as you’ve always done and include the name(s) of the person(s) you’ve invited to attend. Once five people new to Intersections have attended an educational luncheon upon your invitation, we’ll waive your fee for one Intersections (a $10 value)! And another perk: each guest dines at no cost on their first visit! The best part is, we’ll keep track of your guest attendance list for you, so no punch cards to keep track of or tickets to remember! Please feel free to contact Kristin with any questions: 515.279.8715 or gro.a1547635602woiec1547635602naill1547635602ahtia1547635602fretn1547635602i@sno1547635602itces1547635602retni1547635602rc1547635602. Who are you going to invite?

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Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.