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Social Emotional Resources

Suicide awareness and prevention


National Alliance on Mental Illness Iowa


Mental Health Awareness


NEW Suicide and Crisis Lifeline - 988


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Suicide prevention resource


Text "HOPELINE" to 741741 or go to for 24/7 free trained crisis counselors.

National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA's National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

The Trevor Lifeline

1-866-581-8111 (call 24/7)
855-895-TEXT(8398) (text 2pm-10pm)

An Iowa resource that provides 24/7 support via phone call, and support via text from 2pm-10pm daily.

Iowa State Resources & Links

  • Youth Suicide Prevention (

     IDPH's suicide prevention program works with communities and related partners to provide information about signs and symptoms of depression and suicide, and develop suicide prevention strategies.

  • SBIRT Iowa - Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

    This website provides resources for health professionals to identify Iowans at risk and help them with goal setting, behavior change, brief treatment, or referrals to specialty substance abuse treatment services.

  • Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis

    The Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis works to reduce the impact of communicable diseases in Iowa and to eliminate the morbidity associated with these diseases.

  • Iowa Nutrition Network

    The Iowa Nutrition Network is a partnership of public agencies, private organizations, and communities dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among all Iowans, particularly among low-income individuals and families.

  • Oral Health Center

    The Oral Health Center promotes and advances health behaviors to reduce the risk of oral diseases and improve the oral health status of all Iowans.

  • I-STEP (Iowa Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention)

    I-STEP is Iowa's youth-led tobacco prevention movement.

  • Adolescent Immunization Program

    The goal of the Immunization Program is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases by working in conjunction with public and private health care providers throughout Iowa.

  • NAMI Iowa: Children’s Mental Health Resources

    From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.

  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa

    Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to establish a centralized resource for prevention, hope and resources for Iowans.