(ATLANTIC) Joan Becker will be in Atlantic on October 20th to hold a Conversation on Mental Health.
Mental Health Director Teresa Kanning said Joan Becker is the mother of Mark Beck who killed Aplington Parkersburg Coach Ed Thomas in 2009.
“We heard her a couple weeks ago in Orient discussing how she feels the system worked or didn’t work for her son, she has really good notes about how his mental health issues developed,” said Kanning. “Part of what we’re going to do that evening is we’ve asked a few local individuals who work in the Mental Health system to come and have a panel discussion after her presentation about how that works here or doesn’t work here.”
The presentation will be held at Iowa Western Community College at 7 p.m. on October 20th. Seating is limited, so call in advance to 712-243-4424.