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Hope Hall launches free mental health videos in response to increased family stress due to COVID

Hope Hall Counseling, a service of Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) is responding to the increased need for mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching a series of educational videos aimed at helping adult caregivers support children during these challenging times.

“In addition to keeping children physically safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also important to care for their emotional health”, said Dr. Sara Swansen, PhD, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at YESS. “Children may struggle with significant changes in routine, which may interfere with their sense of security and emotional well-being. The team of experts at Hope Hall has released different videos with tips on  how adults can help children feel safe, secure, and positive about their present and future.”

These videos are accessible to anyone 24/7.  CLICK HERE to view one or all ten videos.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helps with mental health resources, education and advocacy across the state. Their number is 515-254-0417.

Right now they are offering their support groups virtually for all of Iowa. They have 2 different types and different times.


Connection – for individuals living with a mental illness:

Tuesday 1pm

Wednesday 7pm

Friday 11am


Family Support Group – for those supporting a loved one with a mental illness:

Monday 5pm


To register, visit namiiowa.org.

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