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Siouxland mental health representatives are working to "Stomp Out the Stigma" of mental health services

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - Siouxland mental health representatives are working to "Stomp Out the Stigma" of mental health services.

"I want people to take away that mental health is no different than your physical health. It's no different than going to the doctor for your physical.  There is help for mental health and there are many different areas you can go for help and there are many professionals," said Art Silva, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Home and Family Services.

Representatives from local mental health facilities met Thursday in effort to reduce the negative stigma towards people who seek mental heath services.

They feel by educating the public more people will be willing to seek the care they need.

They say they are working to address gaps in care for those with complex needs.

One reason for that is the lack of funding.

They hope their "Stomp Out the Stigma" program will help solve some of these problems.

Representatives from local mental health facilities include:
Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc.
Jackson Recovery Centers
Mercy Medical Center Sioux City
Siouxland Mental Health Center
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's
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