With the constant crush of news about pandemic, floods, tornados, recession and more, it’s easy to see how people can feel overwhelmed. Anxiety and associated problems can lead to mental health issues that, if not handled directly and discreetly, could spin out of control.

In Scott County, we’re fortunate to be part of the Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region. They operate a toll-free, crisis “hot line” which provides trained, compassionate telephone counseling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That phone number is: 844-430-0375.

And if you’re just in need of someone to talk to, they also operate a non-crisis “warm line” which provides confidential listening for anyone between the hours of 5pm and 10pm daily. That phone number is: 844-775-9276.

What Constitutes a Crisis?

Wondering if your crisis is bad enough to warrant a call? EIMHDS provides some guidelines for you to consider. A crisis can result from any major loss – the death of a loved one, a divorce, depression or anxiety. Symptoms of a crisis include:

•  Eating or sleeping too much or too little.
•   Fighting with family and friends.
•  Thinking of hurting or harming yourself or someone else.

For more on mental health services accessible by contacting the Scott County Community Services Department:

Lori Elam
Director
Community Services
Scott County Administrative Center
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, IA 52801-1030
phone: 563-326-8723
fax: 563-326-8730
email: commserve@scottcountyiowa.com