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Learn about Effects, Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

June 8, 2021, 2:00 pm | Elizabeth Stegemoller, Sara Sprouse

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To learn about Parkinson’s disease, its effects and possible treatments, register now to participate in “A Journey through Parkinson’s Disease,” an online, educational series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Prevent Violence in Lives of Children: ACT Raising Safe Kids

June 1, 2021, 10:08 am | Dawn Dunnegan

Parenting is a skill and good parenting may need to be taught, especially for those who might not have had an ideal role model when they were children. ISU Extension and Outreach is addressing this skills gap with “ACT Raising Safe Kids” education for parents.


Midwestern Farmers, Ranchers Can Find Tools to Thrive with New Resource Center

May 10, 2021, 9:55 am | David Brown

Midwestern farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers have direct access to a new tool to help manage stress, anxiety, depression or substance use issues. The newly launched website,, is aimed at providing the agricultural community with resources and support through the North Central Farm and Ranch Assistance Center.

Help a Friend or Yourself through a Mental Health Challenge

May 5, 2021, 9:48 am | Demi Johnson, Donna Mills

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.


Let Children Play in the Mud for Fun and Learning

May 4, 2021, 9:30 am | Cindy Thompson

A little dirt and water can create mud, as well as limitless opportunities for children to play and learn, according to Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.


May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

April 26, 2021, 8:34 am | David Brown

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a good reminder that Iowans still need to stay focused on mental health and resilience as the pandemic continues, says David Brown, behavioral health specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Suicide Prevention Program Available for Faith Community Leaders

April 19, 2021, 1:23 pm | 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.