There is a serious problem in Iowa. The state consistently ranks among those with the lowest amount of available treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. In fact, according to NAMI Iowa, the state ranks 47th for psychiatrist availability, 44th for mental health workforce availability, and 51st (including D.C.) for ratio of psychiatric beds to residents. However, one in five Iowa residents suffer from some form of mental illness. This is all while Iowa suffers from an opioid crisis. In the past 20 years, the number of opioid deaths in Iowa has more than quadrupled. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Hawkeye State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.
Your Life Iowa
As part of the Healthiest State Initiative, Your Life Iowa offers a 24/7 crisis support hotline that is free and confidential and can be reached by calling 1-855-581-8111 or by texting 1-855-895-8398. Professional help is offered for a multitude of needs.
Iowa Compass, according to their own mission statement, “connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa.” They offer a resource database with a referral line that can be reached by calling 1-800-773-2001.
National Rehab Hotline
Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.