Links to Websites About Mental Health Advocacy


Mental Illness Policy - D.J. Jaffe

Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill - D.J. Jaffe

No One Cares About Crazy People - The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America - Ron Powers

Father Of 2 Sons With Schizophrenia Talks Of His Struggle To Save Them - NPR / Ron Powers

News Stories


Stories from the front lines of Iowa's mental health crisis - Carpenters (Des Moines Register)

Iowans With Critical Mental Health Illness Struggle In System Called A ‘Crisis’ ... 4/5/17

OP-ED Pieces & Public Forums


Mental Illness and Violence - Let's Change the Conversation - Leslie Carpenter (Des Moines Register)

Missing Pieces of the Iowa Mental Health Care Puzzle - Scott Carpenter (Des Moines Register 2/26/18)

Mental Healthcare Roundtable - Boulton for Iowa - 3/31/18

Leslie and Scott Carpenter participated in a roundtable discussion about Iowa's Mental Health Care System on 3/31/18 with State Senator Nate Boulton.

Political Activism


Visit ActWorthy - Get Involved

Leslie Speaks with Janice Weiner (State Senate Candidate) about Iowa's Mental Health Care System