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"You Are Not Alone"

Christian Erfurt

This is the message from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for May, Mental Health Awareness month.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks to mental health advocate Steve Miller and executive director of NAMI Iowa Peggy Huppert about mental health and illness more than a year into the pandemic. With rates of anxiety and depression sky rocketing within the population, both Miller and Huppert say that there's always hope, there's always help.

The NAMI Helpline: 1-800-273-8255


  • Steve Miller, mental health advocate, serves on the board for NAMI Linn County
  • Peggy Huppert, executive director, NAMI Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa