mental illness http://iowapublicradio.org en Mental Illness Awareness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mental-illness-awareness <p>In the wake of recent violence, including the recent Washington Navy Yard shooting, some look to gun control as a solution and some point to an increased focus on mental health care. Today host Ben Kieffer and guests examine the link (or lack thereof) between violence and mental illness, and they talk about the stigma surrounding the mentally ill.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:39:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30219 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mental Illness Awareness Budget cuts, uncertainty force residential care facility to close http://iowapublicradio.org/post/budget-cuts-uncertainty-force-residential-care-facility-close <p></p><p>One week before the <a href="http://www.abbecc.org/">Abbe Center</a>&rsquo;s scheduled closing, Brandie Anderson came to pack up a van with her mother&rsquo;s belongings, destined for the nearby Penn Center.</p><p>&ldquo;It was just nice to know she was here, I think this was the safest place for her. My mom just wasn&rsquo;t a number or a resident, she was a person here,&rdquo; Anderson said. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:59:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 29725 at http://iowapublicradio.org Budget cuts, uncertainty force residential care facility to close