Children's Behavioral Health

Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are facing a child's behavioral 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.

Children's Behavioral Health - Your Life Iowa Statewide Crisis Line (855) 581-8111

Girl running in wheat fieldMental illness affects many Iowans. Mental illness does not discriminate and can affect anyone. Your Life Iowa is here to help! Please call if you are concerned for yourself or for someone you know.

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.

Take Care of Yourself

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

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) teaches the public how to respond in a mental health emergency with youth and young adults, and offer support to a young person who appears to be in emotional distress. Find more information on YMHFA here. 

About Mental Illness

Find information about common diagnoses that can develop in adolescence and young adulthood. 

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