Bettendorf Mayor Talks About Mental Health Epidemic In Iowa

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This week in an interview on WQAD, Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher expressed his concern about the mental health epidemic in the  State of Iowa and the struggle in finding solutions to the problem.  “You need to look no further than every single day in the newspaper or on your news station, something along the lines of mental health issues comes up,” Gallagher said. “It’s an epidemic for our law enforcement agents. It’s an epidemic in our court system. Something needs to be done.”

At Mickle Communications we’re committed to help find a solution and our documentary “If You Only Knew, The Journey Through Teen Depression and Suicide.”  is an in-depth look at an epidemic sweeping through high schools across America. The documentary has conversations with experts who offer advice on how to detect the warning signs of depression and suicidal thoughts, how to trace your child’s social media activity and where to find help.

 

Author: Kevin Walker

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