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Encouragement. One text at a time.

Encouragement. One text at a time. You can never have too much support. Especially when you’re facing a problem with alcohol or drug use, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health challenges. That’s why Your Life Iowa created our supportive text messaging program. So you can sign up to receive messages designed to provide you encouragement, no matter what you may be facing.

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

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. 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? Stop HIV Iowa is your state resource to find information on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and support services.

Intimate partner violence impacts 1 in 4 women

Intimate partner violence impacts as many as one in 4 women and 1 in 9 men, and can include severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking. Your Life Iowa encourages you to learn about risks, resources and ways to support those you care about.

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.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 is Drug Take Back Day!

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Each spring and the fall, the Drug Enforcement Administration conducts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help reduce the amount of unused and expired medications. The next event is October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at locations across Iowa.