Mental Health Services:
We all encounter daily problems, and sometimes those issues can interfere with our ability to function properly at home, work, school or in other important areas of our lives. These problems can have a negative effect on our relationships with others and sometimes even on how we view ourselves. No matter the issue, or its severity, First Resources can help you on the path to recover or discover strategies for a more fulfilling life.
Please see options at left for more information on the services provided.
Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) are provided in the home by trained counselors to help children and their families with behavior problems to function more successfully at home, school, and in the community. Medicaid covered children under 18 years of age who have been assessed by a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA), have a mental health diagnosis, and are in ongoing therapy are eligible.
Community Based Mental Health
Director - Lindsay Paxton
102 North Hancock Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1 800-273-TALK (8255) or 1 800-SUICIDE
1-800-799-6899 (Deaf or hard of hearing)
State of Iowa Crisis Hotline:
Other emergency: 911