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Health & Wellness - Adult Mental Health

Support your mental health and wellness

Your mental health not only affects how you feel, think and act, it also determines things like how you handle stress and relate to others. That’s why it’s so important you receive support for your mental health from childhood and adolescence throughout adulthood. Learn more about adult mental health below and tips for self-care. 

Types of mental health disorders

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Schizophrenia

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 Finding Services

Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)

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CMHCs are designated by the Department of Human Services to provide mental health services for individuals of all ages regardless of funding. Each CMHC is designated to serve a specific area and are required to serve the following Iowans in their area:

  • Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis or have a mental health disorder
  • Adults with a serious mental illness or chronic mental illness
  • Children and youth with a serious emotional disturbance
  • Any of the above who have a co-occurring disorder, including but not limited to substance abuse, intellectual disability, a developmental disability, brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, or another disability or special health care need

CMHCs provide the following services:

  • Outpatient services
  • Twenty-four hour emergency services
  • Day treatment, partial hospitalization, or psychosocial rehabilitation services
  • Community support services
  • Consultation services
  • Education services

Click here to find your local CMHC.

Support and assistance is available through Live Chat, by calling (855) 581-8111, or by texting (855) 895-8398.

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Your Life Iowa is always here to help you find resources near you. However, we understand that sometimes you’d like to look for help on your own. Our map will let you do just that.

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