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'Project Resilience: Mental Health During The Pandemic' On Wednesday's Access Utah

The pandemic is coming up on the year mark. More than 500,000 have died in the U.S. and millions have been or are sick. The need for caregiving has increased.  Many of us are tired, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Stress and isolation and worry are taking a toll. Today we’re going to talk about mental health during the pandemic.


Our guests include: Derrik Tollefson, Professor of Social Work at USU; Daphne Jones, a doctoral intern with USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Felicia Gallegos, Outreach and Prevention Coordinator with the USU Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information office (SAAVI); and Eri Bentley, Associate Director of USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services. And we want to know you're doing.How are holding up? How are you coping? Email us to

This episode is a part of UPR’s Project Resilience made possible with support from the USU Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.