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Only 3 Mentions of Mental Health

June 30, 2015

It’s amazing to me that in one month, there have been 18 declared presidential candidates and 37 visits to Iowa. With each visit, the candidates highlight why they are the best fit for the office of president.  Why they are the most capable of caring for our country.  Yet, in that last month, between these […]

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Political Forecast Confirmed

June 16, 2015

The list of declared Presidential Candidates grew to sixteen on June 15th and the number of days they visit Iowa continues to grow. Yet, the number of documented times that “mental health” has been used in their presentations remains at 1.  The forecast calls for more candidates to join the President want-to-be list in the […]

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Flag Removal: An Honorable Responsibility

June 5, 2015

It was a beautiful day to be outside, with a light breeze blowing and the sun shining; Much different than the rainy morning. Our group was standing at Linwood Cemetery looking out over more than 600 flags waving in the breeze.   These flags are a part of the annual Memorial Day weekend celebration. This year, […]

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Why do Presidential Candidates Need to Talk about Mental Health?

June 3, 2015

In the 2012 Presidential Campaign the issue of mental health treatment rarely was discussed by the candidates or questioned by the media.  All health focus related to the Affordable Care Act and mental health was only brought up in relation to tragic incidents. Discussions on mental health most often go on behind closed doors. Now […]

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A Real Life Education: Planning for the future

June 2, 2015

A Junior Achievement Program tiptoed into one of our high school classrooms this spring, delivered a curriculum that fostered work-readiness and financial literacy skills and left our students wanting more. The overall theme taught during this program was to be proactive and plan for life; look for options and then plan wisely. Mr. Beresford, our […]

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