Mobile Crisis Outreach

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.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)-School Mental Health

“The Mid-America MHTTC serves the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri (Region 7) with a focus on Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers, schools, and mental health training programs. Across the four-state region of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, the Mid-America MHTTC will serve to align mental health systems and professional competencies with evidence-based mental health practices by providing free training and technical assistance on a variety of topics germane to effective mental health practice.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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

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

Minnesota Mental Health Fact

Fact sheets are designed to increase staff’s understanding of mental health disorders, classroom implications, and supports.

Suicide Resources

This resource provides educators with tools for suicide screening, prevention and postvention.

Self-Injury Resources

This resource provides educators with tools to support students engaging in self-injurious behaviors

Free Resources (apps, websites, and materials)

This resource provides educators with a list for free apps, websites and other materials designed to help students cope with stressors.

Suicide

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).

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools 

Preventing Suicide: Guidelines for Administrators and Crisis Teams 

After a Suicide: Toolkit for Schools 2nd Edition