Resources

Hotlines

Make It OK is a campaign for everyone, but we know that more specific help might be needed.

If a friend, family member or co-worker is going through a mental health crisis, there are steps you can take to help: How to help someone in a mental health crisis

Below are additional statewide resources that can help you or a loved one.  

Crisis lines

Your Life Iowa

If you need someone to talk or if you need help accessing mental health resources, Your Life Iowa is available 24/7 to talk over phone, text or live chat. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Call: (800) 273-8255
  • En Español: (888) 628-9454

Crisis Text Line

  • Text 741741 for crisis help

The Trevor Project 

World’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

  • Call: 866-488-7386

Veterans Crisis Line

  • Call: 1-800-273-8255

Non-crisis resources and referrals

  • NAMI Iowa
    • Email: info@namiiowa.org
    • Phone: 515-254-0417 (Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • StrengthenU
  • Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs: confidential mental health and resource referrals and system navigation by peer and family support specialists and to report gaps in services.
    • Email: info@ocaiowa.org
    • Toll-free: 855-622-4692 (Weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • 211: for general assistance referrals
  • Iowa Compass: resources and services database and referral line for people with disabilities and complex health needs
    • Call or Text: 800-779-2001
    • For relay: 711
    • Click here to email Iowa Compass
    • Live Chat

  • Register Your Organization

    The workplace is the most important environment to discuss mental health and illness, yet it is the last place we expect to hear about it. Become a Registered Make It OK Workplace today!

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  • Ambassador

    A Make It Ok Ambassador is someone who has a passion for reducing mental illness stigma in their community. An Ambassador does not need to be an expert on mental health but someone who enjoys connecting, engaging, educating and promoting mental health awareness.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Events in Iowa

    If you are looking for a mental health awareness event taking place across the state or register your community event today!

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