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Mental health services in Indianola

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Kyle Werner
CICS visited Simpson on Monday night to talk about mental health resources available to Simpson students.

When you’re going through a mental health crisis, it can be tough to know where to find immediate help and resources. That’s why Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS) representatives visited Simpson Monday night. 

CICS and Eyerly Ball Mobile Crisis are teaming together to create a comprehensive mental health response team in Iowa with a 24-hour crisis line. 

“It’s a great first step in the door, and it is for anybody,” said Bre Degelau of Eyerly Ball and the Mobile Crisis and Crisis Stabilization Services supervisor.

The hotline is over the phone any time of day for anyone looking for help with their emotions or mental health. You can talk to the representative on the line or request a mobile crisis response to visit you in person. 

A mobile crisis response is a team of professionals providing on-site mental health services wherever the crisis is occurring. This service is offered 24/7. 

If someone needs more help than what the crisis response team can handle, they can act as a liaison to other mental health facilities or hospitals. There is no cost for these services thanks to federally allocated funds through the county. 

These services are for anyone on campus, including out-of-state and international students, along with many other resources available here in Warren County.

“It’s time to put an end to the stigma [on mental health],” said Tabatha McLain, a service coordinator in Warren and Madison Counties with CICS.

Call (855) 581-811 to call the mobile crisis line. This will take you directly to the Iowa crisis center. You can also call 988, the national suicide and crisis lifeline. 

There are other resources in Indianola: 

Celebrate Recovery, Indianola Community Church – (515) 961-8311

(Located at 14424 Kennedy St., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers no-cost peer support services, substance abuse services and gambling addiction services.

Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) – (515) 961-1068

(Located at 1007 South Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA)

  • Offers no-cost coordination services (information and referrals)

Central Iowa Recovery (CIR) – (515) 971-8074

(Located at 1007 South Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA)

  • Offers regionally funded or Medicaid-covered intensive psychiatric rehabilitation 

Choices Therapy, LLC – 515-279-011

(Located at 1011 North Jefferson Way, Suite 800, Indianola, IA) 

  • Offers insurance-covered mental health services, therapy and intervention services

Christian Opportunity Center (COC) – (515) 961-3653

(Located at 1002 North 14th St., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers regionally funded, Medicaid or insurance-covered community-based services

Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services – (515) 243-5181

(Located at 1007 South Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 

  • Offers regionally funded or insurance-covered mental health services, therapy and mobile crisis

House of Mercy – (515) 358-7610

(Located at 310 North Buxton St., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers regionally-funded or insurance-covered mental health services, therapy and management services

Imagine the Possibilities – (515) 661-6918

(Located at 1809 West 2nd Ave., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers regionally-funded or Medicaid-covered community-based services. 

Patti Campadailli, LISW – (515) 962-9126

(Located at 100 South B St., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers therapy covered by most insurances. 

Peace of Mind Counseling – (515) 962-5561

(Located at 117 North Buxton St., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers therapy covered by insurance or Medicaid.

Bailey Saal, LISW – (515) 321-8071

(Located at 1202 East Second Ave., Indianola, IA)

  • Offers therapy covered by most insurances and Medicaid.

 

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