988: Mobile Crisis Response Service Now Available in Southeast Iowa

When experiencing or witnessing a mental health or behavioral crisis your first instinct may be to call 911, but now in Southeast Iowa you have another option. Call 988. Available 24/7 365 days a week in Keokuk, Washington, Louisa, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Van Buren, and Lee county; the mobile crisis response service ensures two responders will arrive on-site and in-person within an hour no matter your location. Care doesn’t stop during the crisis, a trained professional will reach out following a crisis within 24 hours to ensure you are connected to the help you need. If you don’t already have an existing treatment team they will assist you in finding the right help for your situation including the community resources you can take advantage of in your area. When the responders arrive to your crisis you have the right to refuse service, but you also have the right to confidential service as well as the right to be free of any abuse, punishment, or harassment. This resource is to no cost to the person suffering the crisis thanks to funding from the Mental Health Agency of Southeast Iowa.