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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Writer/comedian Sara Benincasa: ‘My aim is singular: to dispel stigma around mental healthcare’

Mental Health Expo Keynote: Sara Benincasa Sun Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State University — Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19th, author and comedian Sara Benincasa will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa State University Mental Health Expo. Benincasa will discuss her experiences dealing with a major mental […]

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Op-Ed: Hawkeyes lineman’s toughest opponent is depression

By Sean Welsh My name is Sean Welsh and I’m an offensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes. On Saturdays in the fall I live life in the trenches at Kinnick Stadium and other venues across the Big Ten. Each week, in front of 70,000 or more cheering football fans, I have the privilege of wearing […]

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