Suicide Awareness, Education and Prevention

Iowa Total Care values our members and their mental health & wellness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1 in 5 Americans have a diagnosable mental illness. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports suicide is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide and suicidal behavior among youth and young adults is a major public health crisis. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing reports suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people 10-24 years of age in the United States (US), and rates have been rising for decades. When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Every culture has a different way of looking at mental health. For many, there is growing stigma around mental health, and mental health challenges are considered a weakness and something to hide. This can make it harder for those struggling to talk openly and ask for help. 

Iowa Total Care provides integrated quality physical and behavioral health services to our members. Our integrated services strive to address the whole person and ensure our members have quality of life and better health outcomes. Iowa Total Care's approach to behavioral health treatment stems from a system of care perspective. We strive to support the children, youth, adults, and families we service by providing community-based, culturally competent, evidence-based care in the least restrictive environment.



My Health Pays® Rewards Program

Get rewarded for focusing on your health!

Earn My Health Pays® rewards when you complete healthy activities like a yearly wellness exam, annual screenings, tests and other ways to protect your health.

Use Your My Health Pays® rewards to help pay for:

  • Utilities.
  • Transportation.
  • Telecommunications.
  • Childcare services.
  • Education.
  • Rent.

Or, you can use them to:

  • Shop at Walmart for everyday items**.

**This card may not be used to buy alcohol, tobacco, or firearms products.

To see the full list of healthy activities that are eligible for rewards, please visit our My Health Pays Resources.