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Suicide Prevention



Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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


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.

Suicide Toolkits for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention

Iowa Resources and Information

Iowa Department of Public Health: Suicide Prevention

Iowa Plan for Suicide Prevention

Iowa Talk Force Report: Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care

Your Life iowa

Resources about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"

From Suicide Prevention Organizations

From Other Mental Health/Professional Organizations


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 20, 2018 at 3:49am.