As many of you would agree, Iowa is an amazing place to raise a family and establish community roots—unless you or someone you love has immediate mental health concerns. The reality for our great state is that we are in the midst of a mental health care crisis.
Cases of severe respiratory illness associated with vaping continue to be reported across the U.S. and in Iowa. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 805 cases and 12 deaths. In Iowa, there have been 23 reported cases and no deaths. Of the 23 Iowa cases, age…