When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by the national organization, […]
CROSS Governance Board will meet Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the basement meeting room at Wayne County Courthouse in Corydon, Iowa.
The advisory board/provider meeting will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 pm at Optimae, 1711 Osceola Avenue, in Chariton, Iowa. The option of call-in will be available with the phone number of 302-202-5900 and access code 727561578. Click here for the meeting agenda.
Iowa has been undergoing a transformation in its treatment of those with mental illness over the past couple years. On March 29, 2018, Governor Reynolds signed House File 2456 (which had passed the Iowa House 98-0 and the Iowa Senate 49-0) into law, providing for the creation of access centers and other intensive mental health […]
Integrated Health Home is not a physical place, but rather a concept that includes a team of professionals who can help individuals and families connect with health services when needed. Integrated Health Home is available for adults, adolescents and children who receive Medicaid and have a mental health diagnosis. The program focuses on the whole […]
The CROSS Region completed the 504 workgroup sessions and submitted the region’s plan for addressing service delivery, access, and continuity of services for individuals with complex mental health, substance use disorder and disability needs. An integral part of the CROSS Region’s plan is to facilitate the creation of an access center that will provide assessment, […]
I-START COORDINATOR: Full-time position available within the County Rural Offices of Social Services (CROSS) Mental Health Region. The Region includes Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, and Wayne County. Travel will be required throughout the seven counties. The Coordinator’s office will be in either Pella or Leon, Iowa. I-START’s central office is in Mason City, […]
A new website created by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) offers a one-stop hub for Iowans looking for help with suicide prevention, problem gambling and substance abuse. The YourLifeIowa.org website integrates information and resources previously found on three separate sites. “Data shows a correlation and interconnection between the issues YourLifeIowa.org addresses and providing […]
The CROSS mental health region understands that speaking on the phone does not meet the needs of everyone experiencing crisis. To meet our residents’ needs, the following free and confidential crisis response services are available for those facing challenges: Online chat counseling- This online emotional support connects a person in crisis with a trained and […]
When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It is important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Yet, people experience symptoms of mental illness differently, and some engage in potentially […]