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We Need to Talk About Sleep

Healthy sleeping habits play a significant role in physical and brain health, meaning sleeping disorders like insomnia typically have negative impacts on overall health, job performance, and quality of life. ...
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Embarrassment Doesn’t Last Forever

When you’re a teenager, not only are you juggling academics, extracurriculars, and changes in your body, but you’re also learning how to balance responsibilities, social life, and expectations. Naturally, you ...
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Let’s Talk About Our Health – Our Physical and Our Brain Health 

“When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all.” ― Augusten Burroughs, American writer/author   That quote surely hits homes with many of us. ...
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Choosing Your Words Wisely

How casually saying things like “She’s so OCD” or “Don’t have a panic attack” can alienate people with invisible illnesses—and what to say instead. Choosing Your Words Wisely is Important ...
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Eastern Iowa Region and ECR Joint RFP Announcement

The Eastern Iowa Region and MH/DS of the East Central Region are extremely pleased to offer this Request for Proposals to develop Intensive Residential Support Homes (IRSH) in our 2-region ...
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Multi-Media Campaign RFP open and questions answered

The purpose of this Request For Proposals is to solicit bids to organize and handle marketing aspects for the ECR, including but not limited to website maintenance and management; social ...
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Taking Medication is Not a Sign of Weakness

  Medications have been used around the world to relieve symptoms, prevent infection, and cure sickness for hundreds of years. In fact, most of us have an abundance of over-the-counter ...
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Family Support Supervisor Training offered through University of Iowa

Please see our training page for more information! See FSS Registration for more information!
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Is It the Winter Blues — Or Something Else?

  For millions of Americans, a change in the weather can trigger seasonal affective disorder — a serious condition you don’t want to overlook. There’s a surprising connection between the ...
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Provider grant opportunities!

Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (hereinafter, ECR) announces the availability of grants for ECR-contracted providers in the following counties in Iowa: Benton, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, ...
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