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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Mental Health

Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Iowa. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) east of Des Moines, the state’s capital and largest city. City hall and the county courthouse are located on Mays Island in the Cedar River; Cedar Rapids is one of few cities in the world with governmental offices on a municipal island.

A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state. The estimated population of the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the nearby cities of Marion and Hiawatha, was 255,452 in 2008. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s population at 128,056 in 2008.

Symptoms Of Mental Health

Anxiety is not always pathological or maladaptive: it is a common emotion along with fear, anger, sadness, and happiness, and it has a very important function in relation to survival. There is a common misconception that panic attacks can be self-treated. With proper guidance it can be calmed through individual or group therapy. Anxiety is considered to be a regular reaction to stress. When anxiety becomes extreme, it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder.

Depression: being: “… depressed, sad, hopeless, discouraged, or ‘down in the dumps”. Both clinical and non-clinical depression can also refer to a conglomeration of more than one feeling. Such a mixture can include (but is not limited to) anger, fear, anxiety, despair, guilt, apathy, and/or grief. This also includes post-partum depression. If left untreated it can lead into other physical health disorders. Not all treatments for depression include medication but different therapies to treat and survive.

PTSD, otherwise known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to one or more terrifying events in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme trauma. It can be caused from wars, childhood abuse, 9/11 or any number of life’s traumatic events either personal or global.


There are many great centers to get help that provide help to people with anxiety, depressive disorders, PTSD and addictions.

Cedar Rapids Treatment Centers

Linn Community Care
1201 3RD AVE SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52403