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Experts Worry About Mental Health As The Pandemic Continues To Rage In Rural Iowa

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Free virtual counseling and assistance is available for all Iowans affected by COVID-19 through COVID Recovery Iowa. Call 844-775-WARM for support.

It took a while for COVID-19 to hit rural Iowa. Now, the pandemic is hitting the state’s rural communities hard in many ways. As the pandemic drags on and gets worse, so may the strain of living under these unusual circumstances.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Paul Lasley, Iowa State University sociologist and the co-investigator of the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll for a look at the toll of the pandemic on mental health in rural Iowa.

Free virtual counseling and assistance is available for all Iowans affected by COVID-19 through COVID Recovery Iowa. Reach out online or call 1-844-775-WARM for support.

Guest:

  • Paul Lasley, Iowa State University sociologist
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa