The Shameful Way We Treat People with Mental Illness

Iowa ranks dead last in the number of public beds available for people with mental illness.  The Polk County Jail is the largest mental institution in Iowa with Black Hawk County in the top five.  John will share with us how serious the problem is, how frightening it can be to have a mental illness, how difficult it is to get treatment, and will let us know what we can do to help.  The religious community needs to be involved and UU’s can lead the way.  Celebration Associate: Karen Impola