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Seeing someone you care about struggle with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health can be tough. Many of us want to help a friend or loved one, but don't know where to start.  That’s why Your Life Iowa is here for you. 24/7. 

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Children's Mental Health

When children are experiencing mental health changes, it can be stressful for the child – and the whole family. Changes in a child’s mental health can affect the way children learn, behave and handle their emotions, impacting their life at home, school and more. 

Learn more about the resources available to help support children’s mental health. 

When caring for a child experiencing mental health symptoms, it’s important to care for your own mental health needs too. See our tips for self-care here.

Other resources

If your family member or friend is in crisis, see our crisis services page.

Learn about the wide range of services Community Mental Health Centers provide and find a nearby center here. 

From education to connecting with treatment services and supports, Iowa’s Mental Health and Disability Services regions are here for you and your family. For information and to find your region, visit this page

Whether you want more information about children’s mental health, would like to connect to a treatment professional or just want to talk to someone, we’re here for you. Call us, text us or chat with us online.