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    Did You Know? Psychiatric Anxiety Disorders Affect 74M USA Children

    Did you know that half of all psychiatric illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75% before age 24. Here’s some more interesting statistics: most common psychiatric disorders in childhood are anxiety disorders (40.2%), ADHD and disruptive behavior (29.2% – a 42% increase since 2003), depression and bipolar disorders (25.5%), and eating disorders (2/7%). More recently, between 1.5% and 2.6% of children are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder (4.5 times as many boys as girls). Want to find out more about these interesting facts?

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    Gloria’s Activism Still Going Strong!

    Gloria has been empowering women for decades. No matter what words come to mind when you think of Gloria, we hope a few of them are strong, empowerment and women’s right and activism. Find out more about Gloria and a few of her Gloria-isms (quotes from Gloria) that ELLE Magazine recently shared.

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    First Ever Fritter Friday

                      Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Fritter Friday event held at the wonderful Maharry household and photography studio on May 29th. We are so blessed to have amazing donors that create fun events to help bring awareness to our organization. Thanks to Chris and […]

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    Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recommendations

    We’ve taken the opportunity to review the CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SERVICE DELIVERY IN CENTRAL IOWA report published in May 2015. This report is important for the mental health of our families, neighbors, and friends. Read our summation and recommendations of the challenges and opportunities that most likely face all of us in one way or another.

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    The Back of the Pack

    Jenne Fromm’s life has been one of extremes – from reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (twice!) and running with the bulls in Spain, to surviving the fear, pain, and sometimes-hopelessness of breast cancer…

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    It Was Never a Dress

    What’s unique about this campaign is its simplicity, which is meant to foster conversation about women’s contributions to “science, technology, arts, mathematics, politics, houses of workshop, on the streets, and in our…

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    Every Mother Matters

    When you support Chrysalis, you help women facing obstacles impacting their safety, security, education, and economic empowerment. Every Mother Matters! Whether you have children of your own or support children of our community…

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    It’s about boys and men too

    A new film by MissRepresentation director Jennifer Siebel Newsom will debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in January that asks the question: as a society, how are we failing our boys?

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    Feminist Ads of the Year

    We’ve been watching some of these entertaining videos from Ms. blog, published online by Ms. Magazine. The videos came from an article posted revealing The 10 Most Feminist Ads of 2014.

    Presented as “the palatable version of feminism …

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    2015 Community Grant Partners

    On Monday, December 8th, Chrysalis Foundation awarded its annual Community Partner grants to Greater Des Moines based agencies that have a mission to improve the lives of women and girls. “Chrysalis partners with organizations that assist girls …

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