Continuing a trend that began last year, we saw a record-high number of contacts in March 2022 at the Crisis Center.
Crisis Counselors answered 6,992 contacts (phone, text, and chat) in March 2022, an increase of approximately 1,400 contacts over March 2021.
People reach out to our Crisis Center for many reasons. Sometimes, people are struggling with thoughts of suicide or have attempted suicide. Other times, they are dealing with feelings of anxiety or depression, substance use issues, interpersonal relationship problems, chronic physical or mental illness, or other challenges. There are no “right” or “wrong” reasons to call if you need support.
Our qualifications for services are low – if you are experiencing something you don’t want to deal with alone, we are here to support you. There are no income, age, or other demographic requirements.
Want to learn more about the Crisis Center?
Hear more about the Crisis Center from India, a member of our Crisis Center team.
Curious about what it’s like to call the Crisis Center?
We know that it can seem intimidating to call the Crisis Center. Our crisis counselors are trained, non-judgemental, and ready to help. Hear from Meadow, a member of our Crisis Center team, and listen to a fictionalized example of a crisis call.
We appreciate being a trusted support when life gets tough for thousands of Iowans every month. If you’d like to share about our services, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also request printed materials to share with your community on our website. Thank you for joining us to help make mental health care and suicide prevention services accessible to our communities!