The Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) Foundationis a federally exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit that exists to promote mental health awareness and education in Iowa. In an effort to pursue this mission, the Foundation is teaming upwith Program Creator and mental health graduate student Ramona Wink* to launch “MIND if we TALK,” a 30-minute television program exclusivelyfocused on exploring the mental health topics that matter most to Iowans.
With a goal of bringing help, hope and healing to those in need, “MIND if we TALK” programming will also serve to educate consumers, providers, and stakeholders alike. With a news magazine format similar to shows like “60 Minutes” and “20/20,” Wink (who will also serve as host for the program) will not only examine and report on the latest research and trends in the mental health field, she will also highlight the impact of those trends by interviewing and sharing the very real stories of Iowans who live, work, and survive on the front lines and in the trenches of a complex and ever-changing mental health system. Acting as a liaison to the Foundation, Dr. Don Gilbert, IMHCA Past-President and current Resourceand Development Chair, has partnered with Ramona to spear-head the fundraising efforts for “MIND if we TALK.” Together the two have raised nearly $26,000 which will be used to cover the estimated $4,000 per week it will cost to produce and air each episode.
Wink and the IMHCA Foundation will continue to work hard behind the scenes to finalize last-minute details and the program is set to launch this fall. If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed for a segment of “MIND if we TALK,” or if you have a suggested topic for one of the segments, please email Ramona Wink at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on how to become one of the program’s valued sponsors, you can download the sponsorship detail form here. Finally, if you wish to contribute to this effort, checks made out to the IMHCA Foundation can be mailed directly to the address below.
By noting “MIND if we TALK” in the check memo, 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be used in the development of this groundbreaking and transformative program! Please share this exciting news with others, and together we can positively impact countless lives!
The IMHCA Foundation
PO Box 8223
Des Moines, IA 50301
*Ramona Wink is not receiving any compensation for her efforts.
We have sponsorship / advertising opportunities. Please see this link for more information: MIND if we TALK Sponsor Details