The farm economy of the last few years and especially this year, has been very difficult for farm families. The downturn doesn’t just affect the financial and emotional well-being farmers, it impacts their family members as well. The resources below are ready to help farmers through these difficult times.
Let’s all take care of each other and get through this difficult time together. There is always hope of a better time in the future and many people/resources to help.
Iowa Concern: A source of help for Iowans in need. All calls, chats, and emails are free and confidential. Language interpretation available. All services available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at no charge
- Hotline - toll-free at 1-800-447-1985; language interpretation services available
- Live chat service that immediately connects you with a stress counselor where you can "talk" (type) one-on-one in a secure environment
- Email an expert with your legal, finance, stress, or crisis/disaster questions.
- Website: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/
CommUnity Crisis Services: free, non-judgmental emotional support to anyone who needs it.
Crisis phone: 1-855-325-4296 Chat: IowaCrisisChat.org Text: 1-855-325-4296 Website: https://builtbycommunity.org/services/
Your Life Iowa
Suicide does not discriminate and can affect anyone. Your Life Iowa is here to help! Please call if you are concerned for yourself or for someone you know.
Support and assistance is available through Live Chat (https://yourlifeiowa.org/suicide), by calling (855) 581-8111, or by texting (855) 895-8398.
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