Your Life Iowa, an anti-bullying and suicide prevention service for the state of Iowa, began in November, 2012 and the service is comprised of three features:
- a 24/7 hotline at 855/581-8111
- texting services at TALK to 85511
- a website at www.yourlifeiowa.org
Your Life Iowa is funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health and is provided by Boys Town.
The Your Life Iowa hotline is a resource for students, parents, educators, counselors and other professionals who are dealing with bullying issues. The hotline features trained counselors who can offer strategies and resources to assist those targeted by bullying and those who engage in bullying behavior. The Hotline is available 24/7.
Your Life Iowa also offers a texting service from 4 - 8pm seven days a week. This is a common, if not the most common way, that students communicate with one another. It is also a positive means for students to seek help when necessary.
Find out more here: www.yourlifeiowa.org