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Mental Health Issues In Southern W.Va. And Mushroom Hunting Growing In Popularity, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginians are experiencing mental illness at rates higher than the national average. And it’s even worse in southern West Virginia. Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, mushroom hunting has been popular for years, but lately it seems to have really caught on. Folkways Reporter Wendy Welch spent time with foragers in Virginia and West Virginia and brought us this story.

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Caroline MacGregor produced this episode.

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