Mobile crisis response teams are provided across the state of Iowa’s 14 MHDS service regions. It is a FREE crisis service and outreach is available 24/7. Mobile crisis response services are provided on-site, in-person interventions for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, including suicidal ideation. Mobile crisis response services are provided in the individual’s home, school, or at any other location where the individual lives, works, attends school or socializes. Mobile response staff are dispatched immediately after crisis screening has determined the appropriate level of care. Response time is within 60 minutes of dispatch. Services are provided by mental health professionals through various partnerships with mental health provides across the state. Contacts are based on region. The above link provides the contact information to access the mobile crisis center by county.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a resource that provides information related to warning signs, mental health conditions, NAMI Blogs, statistics, treatment, fact sheets, and information on public policy. NAMI also provides resources to help community members find support as well as advocacy opportunities.
NAMI Iowa is the Iowa chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Iowa contains information related to fact sheets, NAMI education and classes, peer support training, health library, resources, and advocacy opportunities
Fact sheets are designed to increase staff’s understanding of mental health disorders, classroom implications, and supports.
This resource provides educators with tools to support students engaging in self-injurious behaviors
This resource provides educators with an understanding of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
- Suicide Resources
This resource provides educators with tools for suicide screening, prevention and postvention.