In need of some emotional healing? Join the herd, recommends this Iowa City therapist

Since 2006, fresh off earning her degree, Natalie Benway-Correll has worked as a LISW (licensed independent social worker) in Iowa City. But a couple of years ago, her experiences as a therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a search […]

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There’s a new online resource available for people in crisis and others who need help, This site, which can be accessed through its URL and through a QR code, feature information about and links to services to assist those […]

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Watch: ‘Is a naked body hurting you?’ Artist Talya Miller brings body positivity, kindness to her digital works

“Kindness is a huge aspect of my work,” Talya Miller, a visual artist in Iowa City, who works in multiple media including book design, said. But not “that fluffy idea of ‘Iowa nice.’” Miller talked to Little Village about the […]

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Dear Kiki: Medication improved our mental health, but killed our libido. How do we get the spark back?

Questions about love and sex in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids area can be submitted to, or anonymously using this form. Questions may be edited for clarity and length, and may appear either in print or online. Dear Kiki, I’m […]

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Abbe Community Mental Health offering free coaching session on caring for mental health during COVID-19

Abbe Community Mental Health is offering a free mental health coaching session for anyone interested in getting tips on caring for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abbe Center’s offices around Iowa — including locations in Cedar Rapids and Iowa […]

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Health officials discuss coping with stress as you practice social distancing

It’s been almost a month since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iowa, and health experts are reminding individuals about the importance of focusing on mental health during the pandemic. School and business closures, working from home, disruption […]

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Cedar Rapids Police Department receives federal grant to continue addressing mental health needs

A federal grant of $222,345 will support the Cedar Rapids Police Department (CRPD) in its work with Foundation 2, a nonprofit human services agency, to connect individuals experiencing mental health issues to appropriate resources, instead of incarcerating them. […]

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Mental health care providers in flood-stricken rural areas are short-handed, but expecting more demand

Iowa does not have enough psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists or other mental health care providers to handle an increasing need to care for farmers dealing with relentless flooding this year, several mental health experts IowaWatch interviewed warned. […]

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