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Get help now for suicidal thoughts

If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Thoughts of suicide attempts and completion affect many Iowans. Suicide does not discriminate, and can affect anyone. When someone says they are thinking about suicide, or says things that sound as if the person is considering suicide, it can be very upsetting. You may not be sure what to do to help, whether you should take talk of suicide seriously, or if your intervention might make the situation worse.

If you or a loved one have been having suicidal thoughts, reach out NOW to Your Life Iowa for free, confidential support. We can connect you to the help you need, provide information and be a shoulder to lean on.

 Warning signs

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Increasing the use of alcohol, drugs

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Information about suicide

Suicide is preventable. Most individuals desperately want to live; they are just unable to see alternatives to their problems.

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Learn how to support your health and wellness

  • Myths & Facts

    Learn about factors that may contribute to a person’s risk.

  • Risk Factors

    Learn about factors that may contribute to a person’s risk.

  • Self-care Checklist

    Taking care of yourself is an important part of being emotionally and mentally healthy.

  • FAQs

    See frequently asked questions and answers.

  • YourLifeIowa.Support

    Encouragement. One Text at a Time.

  • Brain Injury

    Brain injuries can be a multi-occurring condition with thoughts of suicide.


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Support for family and friends.

With Your Life Iowa, you and your loved ones are never alone. Whether you want more information about how to help someone, would like to connect to a treatment professional or just want to talk to someone who cares, we’re here for you.

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