Demi Johnson

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Behavioral Health Program Specialist
demij@iastate.edu

Articles by this author

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering weekly, online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs now through February. QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.

By: David Brown and Demi Johnson

Uncertainty about the future continues to contribute to youth anxiety. Now through April, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering weekly, online programs to help youth professionals and caregivers learn how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

By: David Brown and Demi Johnson

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout spring 2021 and beyond. The virtual program helps adults learn how to identify when a youth (ages 6-18) in their life might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

By: David Brown and Demi Johnson

As communities across Iowa continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health challenges continue to impact Iowans. In “Question. Persuade. Refer.” participants learn three steps to help save a life from suicide. This program is offered to support clergy, leaders and lay members of any faith community.

By: Demi Johnson

If a friend, neighbor or community member were experiencing mental health issues, would you be able to intervene so they could get help? If you needed help, would you know where to turn? ISU Extension and Outreach is offering statewide programs to help individuals practice noticing and helping during a mental health challenge.

By: Demi Johnson and Donna Mills

Iowa’s rural communities and families may have moved on from stress produced by COVID-19. Unfortunately, weather related concerns may now be a larger factor contributing to farmers’ anxiety. In response, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering weekly, online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs now through August.

By: David Brown and Demi Johnson

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. ISU Extension and Outreach offers Mental Health First Aid to help adults identify when someone might be struggling with mental health or substance use issues and how to assist in crisis and non-crisis situations.

 

By: David Brown and Demi Johnson