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When there`s a tragedy like the shootings in a Colorado movie theater or a Connecticut elementary school, people demand answers. But when it comes to mental illness, some of the answers can be difficult to find.

That`s why the National Alliance on Mental Illness exists to direct people to the help they need and to convince lawmakers to make that help more available.

Nancy Hale is the executive director of the Greater Des Moines Chapter of NAMI and this week, she spends Three Minutes in the Chair with Dan Winters.

Click for more on the Greater Des Moines Chapter of NAMI.