Changing Minds

Changing Minds


Changing Minds is dedicated to awareness, education, understanding, and advocacy about mental health issues in Iowa. One in five Americans experience a mental illness in a given year. It’s time to erase the stigma and change minds about mental health. You can help by supporting this important community conversation.



4 – 8 p.m., April 10, 2018


Presenter Cate Grace, author of “Collateral Damage: The Impact of My Mother’s Mental Illness on Me.”

Cate tells the powerful true story of growing up with a demanding and destructive intruder in her home: her mother’s mental illness. The book received the 2017 Australian National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent (NNAAMI) Trophy for a book or publication that has provided an excellent understanding of the needs of young people and others who have a mentally ill parent.

Presenter Frank Kros, author of Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children.

A career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer, and speaker. Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization, Director of the National-At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, a multi-service children’s organization headquartered in Maryland.

Community Resources


Community organizations and providers will also be on hand to offer more ways to connect with service, advocacy, and information.

New this year! Stop the Stigma Awards


Help honor individuals who are taking a stand to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Complete a nomination form today!