MENTAL HEALTH

Where to get mental heath help in the Cedar Rapids area and throughout Iowa

If you or someone you care about needs help or is in a crisis, here are some helpful phone numbers to call or text and websites to visit, whether in Iowa or anywhere else in the country.

• Foundation 2 crisis line: Talk with trained counselors 24 hours a day by calling 319-362-2174 in the Cedar Rapids area or 1-800-332-4224 anywhere else in Iowa. Chat with counselor by text at 1-800-332-4224 and follow the prompts. Text chat is available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both lines also are suicide helplines. Find more resources at foundation2.org.

Covenant Family Solutions: Offering free 30-minute mental health coaching sessions, either in person, via telehealth or via telephone. Call 319-261-2292 or visit covenantfamilysolutions.com.

Tanager Place: Offers mental health services for youth. Call 319-365-9164 or visit tanagerplace.org/treatment to learn more.

Pandemic Parenting: Free online help for adults to improve their own emotional wellness and equip them to support their child. Pandemic Parenting videos and tools can be accessed for free at worldmakerinternational.org through the end of 2020.

COVID Recovery Iowa: Free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans. Go online to covidrecoveryiowa.org or call 1-844-775-WARM.

Iowa Concern Hotline: A 24-hour a day, 7-day a week free, confidential resource for anyone with concerns or questions. Access to an attorney is also available to help provide legal education. Call 1-800-447-1985 or visit extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern. Join a “Managing Holiday Stress” online discussion on Dec. 3 or Dec. 17, at noon. hosted by Iowa Concern, from ISU Extension and Outreach. Learn more at extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/event_details/17065.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Providing programs, discussion groups and a resource and referral phone line. Learn more at namilinncounty.org or call 319-362-2174 in Linn County, and in Johnson County visit namijc.org or call 319-351-0140. The NAMI HelpLine is also available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for trained peer support at 1-800-950-NAMI or info@nami.org.

Professional organizations: The American Psychological Association (locator.apa.org) and the American Psychiatric Association (finder.psychiatry.org) can help find a therapist in your area.

AARP: AARP created the Friendly Voice program with volunteers ready to chat, listen or just say hello to anyone feeling isolated or anxious. Request a call at 1-888-281-0145 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Find more resources at aarp.org.

The Gazette Coronavirus Resident Resources: The Gazette has posted a directory of available resources to help Eastern Iowans with immediate and long-term needs. Go online to thegazette.com/coronavirus-resident-resource.

• The Linn County Public Health Department: linncounty.org/1458/Mental-Health

• Iowa Department of Public Health: yourlifeiowa.org, Your Life Iowa: 24/7 crisis support in the state of Iowa. Or, call 1-855-581-8111 or text 1-855-895-8398.

• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 (En Español 1-888-628-9454)

• Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 for crisis help

• The Trevor Project: LGBTQ Crisis and Suicide Hotline. Call 1-866-488-7386

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• Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255

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