The Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Human Services are collaborating to bring mental health resources to Your Life Iowa. Take a first look around on what will become your link to mental health resources near you. Stay tuned as more information is coming!
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Iowa Department of Public Health wants to remind you there is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”. Click "Read More" to access prevention resources, learn how alcohol impacts Iowans, and find local prevention and treatment professionals near you.
Did you know that 90.2% of Adult Iowans have gambled in their lifetime and that 45.8% have gambled in the past 30 days? March is Problem Gambling Awareness month, and for approximately 13.6% of Adult Iowans, they have experienced a sign or symptom of problem gambling in the past year.
This holiday season, Your Life Iowa encourage you to gift responsibly. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, young people report their first gambling experience on average occurs around 9-11 years of age.
Each spring and the fall, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help reduce the amount of unused and expired medications. The next event is October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at locations across Iowa.