MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER

Dive Into Mental Health Wellness With SWIM

My name is Megan Hicks and I am a member of the Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs representing Dallas County. I am also a temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) and work for Southwest Iowa Mental Health Center (SWIM). SWIM is a mental health clinic that serves Cass, Audubon, Dallas, and Guthrie counties and the surrounding communities. Integrated health services for both children and adults is a service offered by SWIM. The Integrated Health Services team consists of care coordinators, nurses, and peer support specialists who work with individuals and their families by helping connect them to services that are available to them in their area. These services are offered out of both the Atlantic and Perry offices.

SWIM also provides outpatient therapy and medication management services out of both the Atlantic and Perry offices and via telehealth to clients around the state due to COVID-19. Our team of professionals consists of Licensed Mental Health Counselors, a Licensed Psychologist (PsyD), and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) that provide services to diverse individuals, couples, and families using a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques and interventions. SWIM is also able to offer medication management services to individuals of all ages and out of both office locations.

SWIM therapists have also been able to provide school-based mental health services to Perry, Panorama, and Cumberland-Anita-Massena (CAM) school districts in Dallas, Cass, and Guthrie counties. Those interested in these services can inquire within these schools, or by contacting the SWIM offices utilizing the numbers provided below.

To contact Southwest Iowa Mental Health

Atlantic Office: 712-243-2606

Perry Office: 515-642-1023


May is Mental Health Month

Spring into wellness by celebraing Mental Health Month in 2021! Help end the stigma around mental illness.


Feeling down and need someone to talk to?

Iowa Warm Line is here for you. 

Open 8:00am- 2:00am daily|1-844-775-WARM (9276)

The Warm Line is a peer-run, telephone based, non-crisis, confidential listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance use issues. The line is staffed by people who have been through a similar journey and are in recovery themselves.

The Warm Line can…

  • Give support for individuals not requiring crisis management. Those in crisis are transferred to the Crisis Line for critical services.
  • Provide an empathetic, non-judgmental listener.
  • Provide community resources and assistance in accessing services.
  • Help empower individuals pursuing their own directives.