Who We Are

Mindspring provides no-cost mental health education, support, and advocacy programs. All of Mindspring’s programs feature evidence-based curriculum and are available to all community members.

Our mission:  "Empowering community members through mental health education, advocacy, and support"

Education Programs for Community Members

Delivering comprehensive outreach and education programs is the heart of our mission. Understanding your diagnosis, recognizing symptoms, knowing what treatment options are available and how to access them are crucial elements of wellness. We’ve transformed the way these programs are delivered by launching new virtual sessions to improve accessibility and maximize community impact.

Education & Support for the Business Community

Mindspring provides a variety of training designed to provide businesses with the information & resources they need to support their employee’s mental health. Each workshop is led by a mental health professional.

Legislative Advocacy

Mindspring helps to shape the public policy landscape by teaching advocacy skills to community members, providing testimony at public hearings and legislative committee meetings, participating in mental health workgroups and lobbying at the State Capitol.

Resources & Referrals 

Mindspring provides individuals with resources or referrals to appropriate mental health organizations to best fit their needs. Crisis and trauma guides are provided to all webinar participants and anyone else seeking this information. 

Mindspring Partnerships

Des Moines Police Department
Polk County Sherriff’s Office
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Ankeny Police Department
Broadlawns Medical Center
VA Central Iowa Hospital
Iowa Hospital Association
Iowa Public Health Association
Iowa Mental Health Planning Council
Mental Health and Disability Services Commission
Polk County Suicided Prevention Coalition
Polk County Health Services
Amercian Civil Libertites Union
A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS)
MercyOne
Polk County
Des Moines Public Schools
Drake University
Des Moines University
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Iowa MHDS Regions
United Way of Central Iowa
Optimae LifeServices
Orchard Place
Capital Crossroads
Prelude Behavioral Services
Young Women’s Resource Center
Stepping Stone Family Services
Eyerly Ball
Youth Emergency Shelter & Services
Employee & Family Resources
Passageway 
Mercy First Step
Disability Rights Iowa
Trauma-Informed Care Project
Ankeny First United Methodist Church
Lutheran Church of Hope
Des Moines Area Community College
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
Healthiest State Initiative
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention