Issue: Legislature

Iowans Agree: Mental Health Should Top State Priorities

More than ever, Iowans are ready to see improvements to the state’s mental health system – and they are also willing to help pay for it. In its latest Iowa Poll, the Des Moines Register reports that nearly three out of four Iowans agree that the state’s mental health care system is in crisis or, at a minimum, “a big problem.” By a significant margin, the poll shows Iowans view mental health as the state’s biggest problem, even more than water quality, public education or rising tuition costs at state universities.

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