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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Learn what to say when someone expresses a mental health concern, and where to go for support. YLI is here 24/7, 365 days a year.

Your Life Iowa’s new look to best support you

We understand it can be hard to reach out for support – the newly redesigned Your Life Iowa website is here to make it easier.

Encouragement. One text at a time.

You can never have too much support. That’s why Your Life Iowa created our supportive text messaging program.

We are on your team when sports betting becomes a problem.

If your sports betting is getting out of control, we are on your team. When you contact 1-800-BETS OFF (1-800-238-7633), you’ll talk to a compassionate professional who understands what you are going through. No judging. Just listening. We can help!

Stop HIV Iowa

Did you know that substance use can present direct and indirect risks, increasing the chance that you may be exposed to HIV?

Help Prevent Suicide

Talking with someone about your thoughts and feelings can save your life. There are steps you can take to keep yourself safe through a crisis. Call us any time or click on chat now to connect with Your Life Iowa support. ​​

NEW to Your Life Iowa: Mental Health Resources

The Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Human Services are collaborating to bring mental health resources to Your Life Iowa. Take a first look around on what will become your link to mental health resources near you. Stay tuned as more information is coming!

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Iowa Department of Public Health wants to remind you there is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow”. Click "Read More" to access prevention resources, learn how alcohol impacts Iowans, and find local prevention and treatment professionals near you.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Did you know that 90.2% of Adult Iowans have gambled in their lifetime and that 45.8% have gambled in the past 30 days?  March is Problem Gambling Awareness month, and for approximately 13.6% of Adult Iowans, they have experienced a sign or symptom of problem gambling in the past year.  

Gift Responsibly

This holiday season, Your Life Iowa encourage you to gift responsibly. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, young people report their first gambling experience on average occurs around 9-11 years of age.