The Winter 2016 campaign focused on mental and behavioral health among the rural farm population. Suicide rates among farmers remain higher than other occupational groups and high risk populations, such as veterans. I-CASH distributed brochures with crisis and suicide prevention hotline information to all ISU Extension and Outreach offices and all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Iowa. In addition, 25 Extension and FSA offices received carabiner key chains printed with the message “stay connected” and an informational card with hotline resources.
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Suicide warning signs and resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Statewide Hotline and Referral Numbers
Children & Families of Iowa (515) 697-7916
Offers a complete range of out-patient mental health services to support individuals and families wishing to address mental health issues, improve parenting skills and gain perspective in order to reach their goals. Services are available in the Des Moines area, as well as in Ankeny, Fort Dodge and Osceola.
Depression contact information for the state of Iowa as well as chat rooms and other resources.
Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Connects Iowans to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling related to stress and anxiety, following a natural or human-caused disaster.
Foundation 2 Crisis Line 1-800-332-4224; (319) 362-2174 in Cedar Rapids
Provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors to assist Iowans dealing with a crisis, including suicide, divorce, serious illness, problems with friends/family, financial stresses, or substance abuse.
Iowa Concern 1-800-447-1985
Iowa Concern is a program of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serving both urban and rural Iowans at no charge. Iowa Concern has access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services for a wide variety of topics.
Iowa Domestic Violence & Victim Service 1-800-770-1650 or text “iowahelp” to 20121
Puts domestic abuse survivors or others affected by domestic violence in immediate contact with a trained advocate who can provide crisis counseling; provides information and education about domestic abuse issues; refers callers to the domestic violence project in their area of the state.
Iowa Drug and Alcohol Help Line 1-855-581-8111 or text 1-855-895-8398
This is your first call in Iowa for substance abuse and gambling information, and referrals to treatment facilities and crisis counseling.
Iowa Help Line 1-855-800-1239
Offering support for therapy, medication management, crisis service access and more.
Iowa KidsNet 1-800-243-0756
Iowa KidsNet responds to crisis calls from foster, adoptive, and kinship families 24/7.
Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services 1-800-779-2502
IPAS supports people with disabilities to secure their rights and full participation as citizens through a program of self advocacy education, information and referral, and both non-legal and legal systems advocacy.
Family Caregiver Alliance: 1-800-445-8106
Family Care Navigator helps family caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services nearest their loved one—living at home or in a residential facility. Resources include government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and more.
Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline 1-800-284-7821
Trained advocates provide free, confidential counseling and support, as well as referrals to medical and legal advocacy.
- Iowa (STATEWIDE) 2-1-1 Information, Counseling, Crisis Line
- Iowa/Tri-state region serving Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, & Winneshiek Counties. 1-800-362-8255. Toll free in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. TTY accessible.
- Ames, serving Boone, Carroll, Greene and Story Counties 1-800-830-7009.
- Cedar Rapids (319) 362-2174 and 1-800-332-4224
- Davenport, serving Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties. (563) 421-2975.
- Des Moines Crisis Hotine, serving Dallas, Madison, Polk and Warren Counties 1-800-244-7431/ (515) 244-1000
- Dubuque (563) 588-4016
- Johnson County (319) 351-0140
- Sioux City (712) 252-5000
- Waterloo (319) 233-8484
This program offers online emotional support and is a program of the Crisis Center of Johnson County, in Iowa City, IA.
Iowa’s Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Hotline 1-800-362-2178
Iowa COMPASS 1-800-779-2001
Iowa COMPASS is Iowa’s information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and other members of the community. Iowa COMPASS maintains information on over 5,500 local, state, and national agencies and programs. Phone line is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Johnson County Crisis Center 1-855-325-4296
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Speech to Speech 1-877-526-6690
Relay services for the hard of hearing, deaf, and those with speech disabilities.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-800-662-HELP (4357); TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery. (English and Spanish).
TEEN Line 1-800-443-8336
TEEN Line is not a crisis or hotline but is a free, confidential line that provides personal and health-related information and referrals on topics such as: health, eating/weight, relations with parents or friends, violence, AIDS/HIV, alcohol or drug use, sexual relationships, birth control/pregnancy, and stress.
Youth Law Line 1-800-728-1172
The Youth Law Center provides the Youth Law Hotline 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Anyone living in Iowa who is under the age of 18 can call the hotline to get free legal advice and information regarding issues affecting youth rights and responsibilities.