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On July 1, 2014, the five member counties [Muscatine. Cedar, Clinton, Jackson and Scott] came together to create a Region known as Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Region for the purpose of providing support and linkage of mental health services to its residents. By Iowa code, adults and children of Iowa will have access to mental health and disability services regardless of the location of their residence.  Iowa's community-based, person-centered mental health and disability services system provides locally delivered services, regionally managed with statewide standards. Regional leaders, guided by the regional management plan, coordinate quality community services that support individuals with disabilities in obtaining their maximum independence. 
Muscatine County Community Services, as a member of the Eastern Iowa MHDS Region, accepts  service applications from residents of Muscatine County who are requesting funding for Regional Mental Health Services. There is financial eligibility criteria to access regional funds in accordance with the Regional Management Plan. We Inform people of the Mental Health and Disability services and supports available in Muscatine County and throughout the Region and State. Mental Health Services are defined as “assessment, diagnosis, treatment or counseling in a professional relationship to assist an individual or group in alleviating mental or emotional illness, symptoms, conditions or disorders.” 
Crisis Services are interventions that refer to the methods used to offer immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems.
Community Treatment Services are individualized and people are directly involved in designing their own treatment plans to include defining recovery and wellness goals. Choosing the right mix of treatments and supports that work for you is an important step in the recovery process. Treatment choices for mental health conditions will vary from person to person. Even people with the same diagnosis will have different experiences, needs, goals and objectives for treatment. There is no “one size fits all” treatment. There are many tools that can improve the experience on the road to wellness: medication, counseling (therapy), social support and education. Therapy, for example, can take many forms, from learning relaxation skills to intensively reworking your thinking patterns. Social support, acceptance and encouragement from friends, family and others can also make a difference. Education about how to manage a mental health condition along with other medical conditions can provide the skills and supports to enrich the unique journey toward overall recovery and wellness. 
Residential Services are a constellation of services available either hourly or in “24/7” living quarters—e.g., group homes, cluster apartments, facilities, where individuals can receive treatment, education, group therapy, and skills training. 
Vocational Services enables persons with functional, psychological, developmental, cognitive and emotional impairments or health disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or other useful occupation. For more information on Regional mental Health Services, click on the shortcut below:

Eastern Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services Region