Are you in a crisis, but not ready to talk on the phone? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, hopeless or are having thoughts of suicide, our trained chat specialists at Iowa Helpline are available for you between 12pm and 2am! We will listen and guide you through whatever problems you may be facing. Connect with us through Iowa Helpline chat now!



Do you need to talk about anxious feelings, depression, feelings of hopelessness, or about suicidal thoughts? Our trained, compassionate telephone counselors at Iowa Helpline are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help. Pick up the phone and give us a call - you don't have to deal with these feelings alone. Call us at:



We know that crisis strikes at a variety of times. Iowa Helpline offers text messaging to allow for discreet conversations that do not risk being overheard. Our trained text specialists are available to help you through any difficult time. If you are feeling depressed, hopeless, anxious, or are having thoughts of suicide - we are here for you and can help. Text this number:


What We Are ABOUT

We believe that people deserve to live happy and healthy lives.  Our goal is to provide the supports and services you can use to reach your goals.

  • Do you feel a lack of energy and motivation to complete what you need to do daily?

  • Do you have a friend or relative that appears to be struggling with moods or emotions?

  • Do you feel depressed or anxious or have other symptoms you can’t explain?

  • Have you reached out for help before and it didn’t work?

  • Do you know something is wrong but can’t figure out what?

  • Do you feel like you just can’t cope?

  • Do you feel like giving up sometimes?

  • Does it seem like nobody understands?

If any of this describes you, you are in the right place.

Click on the video below to hear what goes on when someone calls the Iowa Help Line.

If you have different things happening, please give us a call and we will be glad to help you get it sorted out.  We have local offices in each of the nine counties in the East Central Region that can help! Call any of the local regional offices for information and assistance. 

You will find the locations and numbers in the Offices of the East Central Region section on our About page.

You came here looking for something. Try us.  We want to help.