Eastern Iowa Mothers Call For More Mental Health Funding

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

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By Kayleigh Milas

DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of women met in Des Moines today to push lawmakers for more mental health funding. The group, which calls themselves the Trauma Mamas, wants lawmakers to pay special attention to needs for additional resources for children’s mental health.

Four women attended a special meeting at the statehouse today, which included a media briefing. During the briefing State Representative Lisa Heddens of Ames said she hopes to see $8.7 million added to the budget to expand mental health services.

The Trauma Mamas met each other while sitting in waiting rooms across the area waiting to meet with doctors and specialists. The women all have children who have various mental health needs.

The woman also said they hope to see an expansion in mental health education at public schools, so educators can better understand their children.

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