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The Crisis Center is the only CONTACT USA accredited agency in Iowa, is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network and was the eighth agency in the nation to join the Crisis Chat portal.To contact the Johnson County Crisis Center, call 319-351-0140.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255.
The hotline provides those in crisis (as well as the people who care for them) with a 24-hour safety net that can be used to fill-in service gaps, bridge between appointments and act as a source of ongoing emotional maintenance for those with chronic emotional issues.
“I have called the Samaritans Hotline, not because I was suicidal, but because I needed someone to talk to, someone who would understand my feelings of helplessness and sadness. They listened to me with great care, and treated me kindly.” Confidentiality is The Key Samaritans hotline is completely confidential and anonymous, and, unlike some other hotline services, does not utilize caller ID or call tracing, making it a safe place to turn for people who are afraid to go someplace else or feel they have no place else–due to social, cultural, economic or other reasons. At 2 o’clock in the morning, after attending a counseling session, while seeking professional help, after exhausting available clinical services or after therapist hours.
Some who may benefit include people affected by disaster, friends and family of those affected by disaster, and disaster recovery workers.
People call to talk about lots of things: substance abuse, economic worries, relationships, sexual identity, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and loneliness, to name a few.