Life has been stressful for many during the last 15 months of a pandemic that has caused sickness, death and quarantine, but professional help for mental health issues cause by COVID - or any other reason - are available in Hardin County.

May is officially Mental Health Awareness month and Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) will be holding two events to mark the occasion and educate the public. The first is a forum at Ellsworth Community College at 8:30 a.m. on May 11. The second is an online (due to COVID) Mental Health Awareness Conference on May 20, from noon until 4:30 p.m. Lyndsey Fennelly, daughter-in-law of Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly will deliver the keynote address.

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