Mental Health

Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are facing a mental health concern, you’re not alone. That is why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created so Iowans can chat live, text or call to get reliable information and treatment options, and find nearby help.

We are your everyday life support.

Mental Health - Your Life Iowa Statewide Crisis Line (855) 581-8111

climb the mountainThe root of most stigmas is generally fear. The stigma surrounding mental illnesses in America is no different: fear of not understanding the problem, fear of doing or saying the "wrong" thing, and fear of not knowing what to do when someone needs help. 

Mental illness affects many Iowans. Mental illness does not discriminate and can affect anyone. Your Life Iowa is here to help! 

Support and assistance is available through Live Chat, by calling (855) 581-8111or by texting (855) 895-8398.

What to Expect When You Call

Mental health is hard to talk about. People around you may not understand and talking to them may be difficult or challenging. There is someone there for you - the person at the other end of a call to Your Life Iowa. We won't judge you. We listen. What we discuss is confidential. We connect you to resources, wherever you are. 

Find Help Near You

Community mental health centers (CMHCs) provide mental health services for individuals of all ages regardless of funding.  

Take Care of Yourself

Taking care of yourself is an important part of being emotionally and mentally healthy. Here are some ideas you can try for self-care. 

Helpful Resources

Find information on resources, support groups and education. 

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