The root of most stigmas is generally fear. The stigma surrounding mental illnesses in America is no different: fear of not understanding the problem, fear of doing or saying the "wrong" thing, and fear of not knowing what to do when someone needs help.
Mental illness affects many Iowans. Mental illness does not discriminate and can affect anyone. Your Life Iowa is here to help!
Mental health is hard to talk about. People around you may not understand and talking to them may be difficult or challenging. There is someone there for you - the person at the other end of a call to Your Life Iowa. We won't judge you. We listen. What we discuss is confidential. We connect you to resources, wherever you are.
Community mental health centers (CMHCs) provide mental health services for individuals of all ages regardless of funding.