Leslie Carpenter will share her family’s journey into advocacy after their son became ill with a serious brain illness. Learn how the Family to Family class offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helped her to see the broader mental illness treatment crisis in our country, and share some of the solutions that can help.

Carpenter is a NAMI Johnson County Board member, teaches Family to Family, Ending The Silence, and Provider Training. Leslie and husband, Scott, are advocates for people living with serious brain disorder at the local, state, and federal levels, and co-founded Iowa Mental Health Advocacy.

Join us for this virtual event, to be held via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. 

Those interested can participate by registering via Zoom


If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or stefanie-bowers@iowa-city.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

A graphic promoting Ripples of Hope at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Date of publication

Monday, April 05, 2021