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OCD and Major Depression

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Dec 6, 2020 | Replies (84)

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Where are treatment centers? Do they take Medicare? I'm in Des Moines and don't have the money or capacity to fly alone somewhere. Do they ever keep people for a life time when they can't function alone in society? I have no people or purpose. Maria.

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@mariajean03 You feel that you are alone and you have no purpose. That sounds incredibly painful. No, residential treatment centers are not a permanent option. However, there are other options such as a group home that are more permanent. May I ask if you are connected to your local county? Do you have a social worker or ARMS worker that helps you?

Maria, don't give up – God has a purpose for you because HE loves you! I think sometimes we find ourselves painfully alone so that we can realize that God is with us and will never leave us alone. I looked up mental health services in Des Moines and found several. I do not know this Clinic-only what they on their website. If you want to look up others do a Google Search on "Des Moines Mental Health". God still does miracles and I am praying for yours! HE rescued me–I know HE can do the same for you!
Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Des Moines Walk-In Mental Health Clinic

If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, UnityPoint Health – Behavioral Health Urgent Care is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 1250 East 9th Street in Des Moines.

The new behavioral health urgent care clinic in central Iowa provides services to individuals who are needing mental health services, psychiatric evaluation and assessment, addiction medicine, crisis services and community resources. Both pediatric and adult patients can be seen at Urgent Care. Patients under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them. Patients are advised to utilize the Emergency Room instead of the Urgent Care Clinic if they are needing immediate medical attention (i.e. open or fresh wounds), are a minor who does not have a guardian to sign a consent to treat, demonstrating aggressive behavior or having a crisis outside of the hours listed above.

If you or a loved one are considering taking actions related to ending one's own life, exhibit behaviors or actions that could lead to self-harm, overdose, or danger to yourself or others, this is considered an emergency. Please dial 9-1-1.

Contact Us

UnityPoint Health – Behavioral Health Urgent Care
1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 263-2632

Hello Mariajean! I have a 33 yr old daughter that just moved back home due to job loss from covid. She has suffered for years with depression, and I believe, bi-polar disorder. She has been taking a generic Zoloft which has helped, but she still lacks energy and ambition. Her new dr added Abilify 3 days a week just this past Tuesday, and I already see it making some difference. I am sharing this with you because I understand the aggravation of trying to feel well and happy. It makes me sad that you feel you have no support from family or friends. That has to be terribly lonely for you. My husband and I took a free 12 week course through an organization called NAMI. It was called 'Family To Family'. It is a once weekly course where family members can learn about mental illness and what it is like inside the mind of those who suffer mental illness. It was a real eye-opener and made my husband more tolerant and understanding of what my daughter is going through. You may want to reach out to your family members and suggest that they take this course. I am sure it is on-line as a virtual meeting now due to covid. NAMI also has local support groups for both family members to meet with other family members, and a support group for those suffering from mental illness. You may want to connect with some local people who are going through the same things you are. You guys could even meet socially outdoors with distancing and masks. NAMI is a National Organization with chapters in just about every city and small town. Here is a link if you would like to look into it. Wishing you the best – Terri
https://www.nami.org/Find-Your-Local-NAMI/Affiliate/Details?state=IA&local=0011Q000022GBH3QAO and also: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Support-Groups