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Behavioral Health Crisis Services

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Woman helping othersExperiencing a crisis can be scary. Whether it's related to alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health, or suicidal thoughts. It can be difficult to know what to do or who to turn to. Remember you don't have to do it alone. There are many local, state and national resources that can provide care and support in a crisis.

If you've never experienced a crisis, it's important to know the available resources. You never know when a crisis might happen. Iowa has crisis services to meet you where you are. No matter the nature of the crisis. If you need someone to talk to, 988 and YLI are here for you. If you need someone to come to you., we have mobile crisis teams at the ready. If you need a safe place to be, we can help make that happen. These services save lives. Make sure to learn about the resources available to you.

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of crisis centers. They provide free and confidential support for individuals experiencing a crisis.  No matter if it is a mental health, substance use, or suicide related crisis. They also help individuals who are looking to help someone else through a crisis. 
Phone, text and chat services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. When a person contacts the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, a 988 counselor will answer. They will listen, provide support and connect them with more resources. 
The state of Iowa has two 988 centers to ensure as many people receive support as need it. When Iowa's centers can't answer, stay on the line. Another 988-call center in the U.S. will answer to ensure the person receives the support being sought.

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