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
    • Toll-free: 800-773-2001
    • For relay: 711
    • Text "Compass" to 85511
    • Click here to email Iowa Compass
    • Live Chat