Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
Linn County has long been active in providing mental health supportive services to residents. Please visit the links below to learn more about the services and resources available.
Mental Health Access Center
A Mental Health Access Center will open soon in Linn County. The Access Center will provide 24/7 care for those experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis that requires immediate attention.
Linn County is one of nine partners in the East Central Region (ECR) which provides comprehensive mental health and disability services to eastern Iowans. This partnership allows individuals access to a regional base of services to address their needs. The nine counties pool their resources together to provide a core set of services to help improve the health of Iowans.
Prioritizing your mental health and staying connected to your family, friends, and community is more important than ever. Daily stress caused by COVID-19, physical distancing, the August 10 derecho have had a big impact on our community. It is normal to experience feelings of isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty in this abnormal situation. Additionally, the events of the last year have only intensified feelings among those living with poor mental health or a mental illness.