Mental health resiliency focus of Feb. 4 virtual meeting in Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Farm Forum

NORTHWOOD, Iowa - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a free “Mental Health Resiliency” Virtual Lunch and Learn meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 4. All are invited, but pre-registration is required.

The program will feature three speakers including Dr. Shea Jorgensen, University of Iowa department of psychiatry and psychiatrist at Prairie Ridge. She will discuss ways to maintain wellness during the coronavirus pandemic. David Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach behavioral health state specialist, will address the topic of how to avoid burnout and concerns for caretaker fatigue. The third presenter, Larry Tranel, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy science specialist who also is a psychologist, plans to share information about mindset tactics for brain and behavioral health.

ISU Extension and Outreach has identified six areas of recovery from COVID-19. One of those areas is mental health issues. Region 4 area Extension offices invite you to engage in addressing mental health issues by participating in this Lunch and Learn Zoom meeting on Feb. 4. Pre-registration is required at this link: Call Dennis Johnson, Worth County Extension education specialist, at 641-324-1531, for more information and assistance in getting signed up.

ISU Extension and Outreach Region 4 includes Worth, Mitchell, Floyd, Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties.