A quick preview of my next project for NAMI Iowa

For my internship at NAMI Iowa, I’ve recently begun writing informational articles for our webpage that take a look at mental health-related news around Iowa. My first article looked at the general need for mental health reform and contrasted Iowa’s status as No. 1 state in the country with its abysmal mental health record. For … More A quick preview of my next project for NAMI Iowa

My Twitter highlights of Simpson’s Feb. 28 student protest

I spent Wednesday morning live-tweeting a student protest which took place on campus. The protest involved about 30 students who skipped their morning classes and congregated in the brick patio between Mary Berry and Dunn Library. A small group of protesters is already gathered outside Dunn Library. The crowd is expected to grow in size … More My Twitter highlights of Simpson’s Feb. 28 student protest

My highlights from NAMI Iowa’s Day on the Hill

Yesterday, I joined NAMI Iowa at its annual Day on the Hill event, where mental health advocates from all across the state learned about proposed mental health initiatives, met with their lawmakers and urged them to take action. For me, yesterday was a day of learning and inspiration. I didn’t just hear about different laws … More My highlights from NAMI Iowa’s Day on the Hill

Parkland school shooting: Here we are again

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, at least 17 people were killed in a high school mass shooting that took place in Parkland, FL. It’s the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook, according to a recent CNBC article. In looking at news coverage of the shooting, nowhere did I hear the words, “shocking” or “surprising” come out of … More Parkland school shooting: Here we are again

Internship Update: My time at NAMI Iowa so far

Since I’ve been interning with NAMI Iowa for about a month now, I thought I would share a few highlights of my internships, things I’ve accomplished so far and things I’m looking forward to. As the communications intern, I’ve been doing quite a bit of writing: I’ve helped draft a few press releases for NAMI’s … More Internship Update: My time at NAMI Iowa so far