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Breaking Barriers for Better Mental Health

Struggling with mental health is a challenge people often face alone, and more than a million Iowans live in communities without enough mental health professionals to meet local needs. That's why ISU Extension and Outreach offers Mental Health First Aid training in partnership with organizations that provide community outreach.

It is not uncommon to come across somebody in crisis. This training makes you more aware of the words they are not saying. I think we listen a little more closely to each other than we did before.

Connie Mendenhall