Crisis Services

Your Life Iowa is the Statewide Crisis Line  - CALL (855) 581-8111 or TEXT (855) 895-8398

Your Life Iowa provides information and referral, counseling, crisis service coordination, and linkages to crisis screening and mental health services 24 hours a day. Additional services can be found at: http://yourlifeiowa.org/.

Warm Line is a telephone line staffed by individuals with lived experience who provide nonjudgemental, nondirective support to an individual experiencing a crisis. The statewide warm lines is (844) 775-WARM (9276).

Mobile Response is an on-site, face-to-face mental health service for individuals experiencing a crisis. Mobile response staff are able to intervene wherever the crisis is occurring. Find your local mobile response provider here.

Twenty-Three-Hour Observation Services are provided for up to 23 hours in a secure and protected, medically staffed, psychiatrically supervised treatment environment. Find 23-hour observation services near you here

Crisis Stabilization Residential Services for Adults are short-term living arrangements designed to de-escalate a crisis situation and stabilize an individual (18 years old and up) following a mental health crisis. Find crisis stabilization residential services for adults near you here

Crisis Stabilization Residential Services for Children are short-term living arrangements designed to de-escalate a crisis situation and stabilize an individual (under 18 years old) following a mental health crisis. Find crisis stabilization residential services for children near you here. 

Crisis Stabilization Community-Based Services are short-term interventions for individuals intended to stabilize them within the community. Services include medication management, counseling, referrals, and peer support. Find crisis stabilization community-based services near you here.

Access Centers are intended to serve adults experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis who do not need inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment. Access Centers provide significant and immediate supports and services. Find your local access center provider here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) is a free, confidential 24/7 crisis line providing emotional support and crisis counseling to individuals experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Federal legislation was passed to transition the current number (1-800-273-8255) to the three-digit dialing code of 9-8-8 by July 16, 2022. Until that transition occurs, callers should continue using 1-800-273-8255. Learn more about the 9-8-8 State Planning Grant to support this implementation here