Mental Health Resources

It’s not easy keeping it together during a global pandemic. We’ve rounded up some resources we hope will be helpful.

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The news is scary. The rumors are scarier. Everything is changing day to day, and no one knows what tomorrow will bring. If you’re feeling a little (or a lot) freaked out, you’re not alone. We’ve put together some resources you can access through the library’s website that we hope you’ll find useful as we navigate this uncertain territory together. These resources are not meant to address mental health emergencies; if you feel like you need help and need it now, at the bottom of this page you’ll find a list of local mental health resources, as well as phone numbers you can call if you need to talk to someone right now.

Resources From Your Library

These digital resources are available through the Burlington Public Library website using your physical or digital library card. If you have difficulty accessing resources on our website, don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone (319-753-1647).


Kanopy is a free source for streaming movies, documentaries, educational videos and more. On the library’s website, click the “Click. Learn. Play.” tab, then click on “Kanopy” to see all of the offerings. Here are a few recommendations:

Mindfulness: Be Happy Now
From Oprah to Phil Jackson to Anderson Cooper, mindfulness has been embraced by some of the world’s most successful people. Featuring testimonies from Deepak Chopra, Sharon Stone, Oliver Stone and others, this documentary shows you how to embrace mindfulness in your own life. Like mindfulness itself, the film is simple, direct, and effective.

Other titles to look for: Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence
In this 24-episode series Dr. Jason Satterfield explains how to identify, monitor and regulate your own emotions, instead of letting your emotions run the show. Episode 19, Stress Management, discusses how to mediate your physical reaction to stress.

Other titles to look for: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (includes an episode on Stress and Coping).

The Science of Natural Healing
Staying healthy is more important now than ever. From herbal remedies to supplements, dietary changes and meditation, this 24-episode series features hundreds of ways to protect and improve your health.

Other titles to look for: A Natural Way – Traditional Medicine and Natural Ways of Healing

Montessori: Let the Child Be the Guide
Suddenly being thrust into the role of teacher can be a bit overwhelming. Take a peek inside the oldest Montessori school in France with filmmaker Alexandre Mourot as he observes kids aged 3 to 6 in this child-centered learning environment.

Other titles to look for: Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

Teachers of the World
This inspiring 6-episode series takes a look at six innovative teachers around the world and how they met the unique challenges facing their communities and students.


Bridges is your source for free ebooks, magazines, audiobooks and videos for adults and kids. Just sign in to your library account, click the “Click. Learn. Play.” tab and select the Bridges icon to see thousands of titles available for virtual borrowing. Here are a few recommendations:

For 70 years, the Prevention brand has been a leading provider of trustworthy health information, empowering readers with practical strategies to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Borrow the latest issue for browsing on your phone, Kindle or tablet.

An Introduction to Yoga
Yoga expert Annie Wood Besant details the history, practice and benefits of this centuries-old “science of Sciences” for mind-body health.

The Stress-Proof Brain
clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert Melanie Greenberg helps readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.

Angel Dog
This sweet, uplifting movie is guaranteed to take your mind off your troubles and leave everyone in the family with a lighter heart.


Stream and download music to soothe the savage breast – or the anxious mind. Your library card gives you access to all the great feels, from kids’ tunes to serious symphony. Audio books are available on Freegal, too! Some titles your family might enjoy:

Brookfield Public Library’s Songs for Young Children
From Wooly Bully to You Are My Sunshine, songs kids will love to sing along to!

And We Danced: Upbeat Anthems
Dance is one of the best ways we’ve found to exercise, unwind and lift spirits. Break out the video cam and make a family dance video, or dance like no one’s watching (because no one is). These jams will get your feet moving!

Meditation Workshop
Relax and destress with guided meditation. This audio book helps you learn to find your peaceful place with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and calming music.

Local Mental Health Resources/Numbers to Call

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline


SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

SE Iowa – 24 Hour Crisis Line


The 24-hr Crisis Line is a free and confidential service designed to meet the needs of residents in Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Van Buren, and Washington Counties.

The 24-hr Crisis Line provides basic crisis response support including providing information and referrals, counseling, crisis service coordination, and linkages to crisis screening and mental health services 24 hours a day.

This service is provided by Great River Medical Center and Southeast Iowa Link (SEIL). SEIL is a regional coalition whose goal is to facilitate open, quality and comprehensive services to people with multiple issues in their lives.  They strive to be welcoming, hopeful and helpful to people who have complex mental health and disability service challenges, including trauma.

Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa

Medical Clinic
1706 West Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52601

Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

CHC/SEIA is a private, non-profit community health center providing quality and affordable healthcare services to underserved communities in southeastern Iowa and west central Illinois. Medical and dental services, All insurance types accepted including Title 19 & sliding fee scale. Behavioral Health services available for CHC patients.

Transitions DMC

515 S Main, Burlington, Iowa 52601

Providing help with shelter, housing, food and basic needs with a hand up. not a hand out in Des Moines County.

Counseling Associates, Inc.

Integrated Health Home
1013 Ave I, Fort Madison, IA 52627

319-372-8045, FAX: 319-372-2459
Keokuk Office 319-524-0510

Serving Lee and Des Moines Counties.

Individuals are eligible for Integrated Health Home care coordination if the individual is enrolled in Medicaid and is an adult with a serious mental illness.

Des Moines County Community Services

319-754-8556, FAX: 319-754-4891 
910 Cottonwood, Suite 1000, Burlington, IA 52601 

Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm

Information available on local options for mental health and intellectual disabilities services. General assistance office also. Eligible programs funded by county, state or Medicaid.  

Community Action of Southeast Iowa

2850 Mt. Pleasant St., Suite 108, Burlington IA 52601

Open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Action provides emergency assistance such as shelter, food, clothing and more to area residents and the homeless.

Great River Mental Health 

319-768-3700, FAX: 319-768-3712 
1225 South Gear Ave. Suite 251, Mercy Plaza West Burlington, IA 52655 

Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm 

Great River Mental Health provides evaluations, counseling, therapy, psychiatry and psychological testing for patients with mental illness, significant emotional disorders and medication management, individual therapy and psychological testing. 

Grinstead, Pierce, and Associates 

610 N. 4th River Park Place Suite 110A, Burlington, IA 52601

Individual, family counseling, group couple therapy, etc. 

Therapy Group, Inc.

506 Jefferson Street, Burlington, IA 52601

Monday, Tuesday: 9:30 am –7:30 pm & Wednesday, Thursday 9 am–7:30 pm & Friday 9 am–3 pmProvide counseling and therapy services in Burlington, Iowa.  If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, need support with regard to children, family, parents or significant other, or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, the Therapy Group, Inc. looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

They are contracted with most insurance companies (ALL Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, United Healthcare, UMR, Tricare, Veteran’s Administration, etc.) and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s), and accepts VISA and Mastercard.

Turning Point Counseling 

319-392-4176, Russ Reed
21589 Hwy 79, Danville, IA 52623
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm by appointment 

Individual counseling on men/women issues, couples counseling, etc. Sliding fee scale available.

Young House Family Services 

400 S. Broadway, Burlington IA 52601
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4:30 pm Friday 8 am – 4 pm 

Community counseling program for individuals, families, couples counseling, children & adolescents. Other services provided include adolescent residential substance abuse treatment, adolescent day treatment, remedial services for children and families who are Title XIX eligible. Sliding fee scale available and Title XIX.

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