Resources

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 – 24/7 crisis support in the state of Iowa (call, text or live-chat)

  • Call 1-855-581-8111 or text to 1-855-895-8398

Suicide Prevention Hotline – Call or Text 1-800-273-8255 (En Español – 1-888-628-9454)
Crisis Text Line – Text 741741 for crisis help
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Crisis and Suicide Hotline) – 866-488-7386
Veterans Crisis Line – 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.)
  • 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

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