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Prioritize Brain Health

posted on 10/4/21

Prioritize Brain Health


Many of us understand the importance of maintaining your body’s health. If sick, you visit a doctor, take medicine, or undergo physical therapy. Just as physical health needs are unique to each person, so are your mental health needs. Your brain is one of the most important parts of your body, and some people experience short- or long-term brain health challenges. Brain health affects your overall wellbeing, including physical health.  To change how Iowans understand and support mental health, MHDS Regions are redefining mental health as brain health.

Help is available, and providers in your area can help you manage and improve your brain health.

CROSS MHDS Region Resources

Access Center Crisis Services

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • 23-hour observation
  • Crisis Stabilization Residential Services
  • Subacute
  • Sobering

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa

Resources for Human Development (RHD), ACT Program

For adult service needs, contact [email protected].

For children service needs, contact [email protected].

For jail diversion or corrections-involved services, contact [email protected].

Mobile Crisis: 641-342-1742

Peer Warm Line: 1-800-708-5129

Your Life Iowa: Call 855-581-8111 or text 855-895-8398