Recovery & Mental Health
The Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) offers a variety of Recovery & Mental Health Resources to individuals, families, providers, and other state agencies.
These resources are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a mental health care professional.




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  • I Cannot Live Without Books
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    I Cannot Live Without Books By John Gillaspey Books have been my steadfast companions. They are present when there is curiosity; when questioning comes; when challenges spike; when needing stimulation or solace; and in sickness and in health. Books to me are dependable. Often they provide and can give a simple saying or a big idea or a needed laugh. I’m reminded of Thomas Jefferson’s quote, “I cannot live without my books.” So, I am he.
  • Ask Diane
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    A new feature to the OCA website, “Ask Diane” allows YOU to ask a question to everyone’s favorite Consumer Family Advocate at Magellan Health Services, Diane Johnson! Click on submit your question. Question Hey Diane, I've started to hear about Integrated Health Home Programs (IHH) for adults and Pediatric Integrated Health Programs (PIH) for children being offered as new services for individuals and families. Can you tell me a little more about them?
  • Tell us Your Recovery Story
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    Tell us Your Recovery Story Tell us your story from the perspective of the resources you used to start your journey to recovery, so that others may learn from you. The Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs is collecting recovery stories and resources to share with others. If you would like to share your story, please contact us.

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