Suicide

Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. That is why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created YourLifeIowa.org so Iowans can chat live, text or call to get reliable information and find nearby help.

We are your everyday life support.

Suicidal Thoughts - We are here to help!

Suicide ideation, attempts and completion affect many Iowans. Suicide does not discriminate and can affect anyone.  When someone says he or she is 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.

Taking action is always the best choice. Get help from a trained professional as quickly as possible.  Your Life Iowa is here to help! 

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

What to Expect When You Call

Suicide is hard to talk about. People around you may not understand and talking to them may be difficult or challenging. There is someone who does understand and is 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. And we get you to the help you need, wherever you are.

Frequently Asked Questions about Suicide

Is it okay to talk about suicide with someone that you think may be struggling with suicidal feelings and thoughts? Yes, it is okay to talk about suicide. Talking with someone about suicide does not make someone suicidal. Get more answers to frequently asked questions about suicide and suicide risk.

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.

Test Your Knowledge

How much of what you know about suicide is actually true?

Take this quiz to review some common myths about suicide and learn the facts.

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