ECR to expand collaboration with school districts

The Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region is pleased to announce an opportunity that would expand collaboration between the region and school districts within our 9-county area to ...

DHS offers Opportunity to Provide Input on Iowa’s Community-Based Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date July 1, 2022 Opportunity to Provide Input on Iowa’s Community-Based Services The Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with researchers at Mathematica to conduct a ...

2022 Legislative Newsletter

Every other week throughout the 2022 Iowa legislative session, a newsletter was posted here with updates on potential legislative action affecting the East Central Region. The ECR Legislative Priorities are ...

October Brain Health Awareness Month Proclamation

2021 ECR Proclamation - Brain Health Awareness Month

Burnout Affects Parents, Too—But Treatment Can Help.

Love it or hate it, phrases like “quarenteam” and “Zoom bombing” became the go-to tools for expressing our pandemic frustrations. As we slowly return to normal and Zoom calls are ...

September is Suicide Prevention Month

All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Learn more at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. or afsp.org/. If you are in crisis, please call ...

When It Comes to Helping a Friend in Need – Listening Goes a Long Way

“How’s it going?” On a given day, you might ask this question dozens of times and get the same response: “I’m OK, how are you?” But what would you do ...

COVID-19 Changed the Way We Talk About Our Mental Wellbeing — And That’s a Good Thing

In 2019, 1 in 10 adults reported feeling symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders — from troubling thoughts to persistent dread, sleeplessness and more. Fast forward to 2021 and this ...