Crisis Services in Iowa

Eric Preuss is the Your Life Iowa Project Director (Iowa Department of Public Health) which includes the oversight of the YLI helpline, website, health promotion, and quality assurance/data integrity activities.  Prior to joining IDPH, Eric spent over 20 years as a counselor, educator, and leader in the areas of substance use disorder treatment and homelessness.  He holds a Master’s degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

Julie Maas has worked in the MHDS Division for 7 years and has over 18 years of human services and mental health experience. Julie provides mental health policy analysis, contract management for Iowa’s 988 Crisis Centers and community-based mental health and disability providers and is the Project Director for Iowa’s 988 Cooperative Agreement with SAMHSA.


Crisis Services in Iowa

Iowa has many resources to respond to individuals and families experiencing a mental health, suicide, substance use disorder or problem gambling concern, but many people are unaware of the services. This webinar will highlight crisis services available including mobile crisis, crisis stabilization units, Access Centers and crisis hotlines including Your Life Iowa and 988.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the scope of crisis services available in Iowa.
  • Participants will become familiar with Your Life Iowa and the services offered.
  • Participants will become familiar with 988 and how to access crisis services in Iowa.


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Crisis Services In Iowa