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As the pandemic marches on, and our work and play remain restricted, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is likely darkening the outlook for some of us within the University of Iowa community. Taking stock and summarizing the semester: Engaging in self-reflective practice Monday, January 24, 2022 Written by Kelly Clougher, PhD

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Mental Health Services Are Much Needed In Rural Iowa

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The University of Northern Iowa says there's a high-level need for more mental health services in Iowa. There's also a growing need for more counselors for many communities. The

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University Says Mental Health Services Are Much Needed In

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has decided to extend the federal mask mandate for planes and trains until May 3, the agency announced on Wednesday. The current mandate was set to expire this coming Monday, April 18. Citing the rapid spread of an Omicron subvariant, BA.2, which now makes up more than 85% of COVID cases in the US

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Iowa House Passes Bill To Pay $1.5M For Mental Health

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(The Center Square) – Iowa taxpayers would pay $1.5 million in fiscal year 2023 to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission to create a mental health practitioners’ loan repayment trust fund if a bill the House passed Tuesday becomes law. …

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The Iowa House Continues To Expand Access To Mental …

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This week the House overwhelmingly passed three pieces of legislation to address mental health workforce and additional beds for Iowa’s most difficult patients. Adding Psychiatrists: House File

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House Passes Three Bills To Improve Care For Iowans With

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Medicaid reimbursements for psychiatric care are not new in Iowa; hospitals got reimbursed for treating 172,091 Iowans in 2021. But this bill would establish a top level of care called "psychiatric

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Basic Needs Are Fundamental To Mental Health And Well

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Basic needs go beyond being able to afford food; they’re defined by the Hope Center as including a student’s “access to nutritious and sufficient food; safe, secure, and adequate housing—to sleep, to study, to cook, and to shower; healthcare to promote sustained mental and physical well-being; affordable technology and transportation; resources for …

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Advocacy – Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association

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The Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association follows and reports on new legislation and updates to current legislation affecting mental health counselors in Iowa. To learn more about the current issues facing the general assembly, visit the Iowa Legislature General Assembly.

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Gov. Reynolds Signs Law Affecting Mental Health Funds

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One of the most significant changes the law will bring: The state will take over funding Iowa's mental health system, currently funded through county property taxes. It …

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Changes Coming To Iowa Mental Health Assistance

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(KCAU) — Iowa lawmakers continue to move closer to adjourning the 2021 session, finding common ground on several issues tied to the state budget, including mental health services in the state.

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Kids In Crisis Navigating The Mental Health System

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Throughout much of the pandemic, Sienna struggled to navigate her own severe anxiety and depression, and it led to a mental health crisis in December 2020. "It was the first time that it felt like an emergency," said Sienna's mom, Jill Stadtmueller.

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Hundreds Of Iowa Kids Wait For Mental Health Care NewsBreak

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Children often wait more than a year for services, Juhl said. Flashback: The state's mental health system was strained prior to the pandemic, according to health care advocates . Many providers were at times forced to turn away both children and adults for a variety of reasons, including capacity limits. Mobile crisis response teams and 24-hour

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Whats going on with the mental health bills in iowa?

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Three mental health bills face an uphill battle in the Iowa Legislature. © Provided by Cedar Rapids KCRG-TV Iowa lawmakers faced their second funnel week deadline of the year. Proposed bills had to pass through at least one chamber and a committee in the opposite chamber to stay alive.

Are iowas mental health facilities closing due to decrease in patient care?

In 2022, Iowa will mark the seventh anniversary of two of the state’s four mental health facilities closing. Two leaders of Mitchell County law enforcement, Osage Police Chief Brian Wright and Sheriff Greg Beaver, believe the facility closures have resulted in is a decrease in patient care and an increased burden on local law enforcement.

What is the iowa department of public health doing to help iowans?

The individual remains guidance. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) are partnering to share messaging with Iowans about the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19.

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