May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a multi-part blog series about taking care of your mental health.
Navigating the pandemic has been challenging for many, and you are not alone. For some, it has affected their mental health which could continue after the pandemic. Here are some resources to help you manage your well-being.
CommUnity’s call, chat, and text Crisis Services are available 24/7. If you’re experiencing an emotional crisis please reach out. We’re here to help. Call or text 1-855-325-4296 or chat at IowaCrisisChat.org.
Mobile Crisis Outreach
For clients in need of immediate support, please call MCO at 1-855-800-1239 in Iowa and Johnson counties.
Call 1-833-854-7613 to have Mobile Crisis Outreach dispatched in Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, and Jefferson Counties. More information about our Mobile Crisis Response services in Southeast Iowa is available at communitymobilecrisis.org.
Local Support Groups
Coping with Suicide Loss Support Group – for those who have lost a loved one or friend to suicide, meets the 1st Thursday of each month. Meetings for this group will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Contact Aiden Rohwer-Nutter at 319-351-2726 ext. 120 for more information. Visit this link to find other online Coping with Suicide Loss support groups.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created a COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide in English and Spanish with information on topics about stress, anxiety, assistance programs, and more.
Videos on Mental Health in Multiple Languages
- Caring for Yourself in Stressful Times
Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa and U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
The Refugee Response
Videos for Healthcare Providers
The Iowa Department of Human Rights, in collaboration with Mosaic Family Counseling, created a five-part video series focused on mental health and wellness for service providers.
COVID Recovery Iowa (language assistance available)
COVID Recovery Iowa provides free counseling, virtual activities, referrals and help finding resources to all Iowans of any age.
- Warm Line 844-775-9276
- Concern Line 800-447-1985
- Spanish Line 531-800-3687
Healthiest State Initiative and Make it OK
Visit MakeitOK.org/IOWA for a mental health checklist and resources for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Youth.gov has resources and services that support positive, healthy outcomes for youth.