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Farmer suicides, declining church attendance, COVID update | Indiana Newsdesk

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The new year has already seen record numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, and hospitalizations are at their highest in more than a year. And that includes children. Ahead, we’ll talk with a medical expert about the latest on the virus’ impact on hospitals.

Farmers die by suicide at six times more than the national average, and the pandemic has only added to the stresses they already face. The Indiana Rural Health Association has designed a program to address mental health issues on the farm.

And, as church attendance declines across the country, smaller churches have had to make hard decisions.

Those stories and the latest news headlines from across the state, right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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