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Iowans fall Through Gaps in Splintered Mental Health System

Underfunded, understaffed and riddled with gaps, Iowa’s mental health system is broken. Such is the dismal assessment of advocates, state and county officials and families who have sought care.

Counties and state institutions have faced limited funding for years, and legislators are now beginning to draft plans to overhaul the system.