Des Moines

Don’t give up. You are not alone.

On this page, we have listed several resources in this community which are there to care for you. This list is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a bridge to help. It was collected in honor of your story and the stories of people around you. We encourage you to remember your journey is unique—and that every step forward is worth it.

Local

Your Life Iowa Help Line
(855) 581-8111
TEXT 85511 (4pm-8pm)
Provides 24-hour mobile response for people experiencing a mental health crisis, including face to face assessments and crisis intervention

National

Crisis Text Line
Text TWLOHA to 741-741
A trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly.

National Hopeline Network
1-800-784-2433

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-8255

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
1-800-656-4673
24-hour Chat: online.rainn.org
24-hour Chat (Español): ohl.rainn.org/es/

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
1-866-488-7386

Treatment Referral Hotline
(Substance Abuse)
1-800-662-4357

911 AND ANY LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM ARE ALSO GREAT RESOURCES IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

Local Treatment Resources

To obtain more local mental health referrals in Des Moines, dial 211 or visit 211.org.

Advanced Therapy Solutions
AdvancedTherapyIowa.com
2600 Grand Ave. Suite 130
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 243-3525

Central Iowa Psychological Services
IowaCounseling.com
223 South Walnut St
Ames, IA 50010
(888) 277-9246

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling  Center*
DMPCC.org
8553 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 274-4006

Everly Ball Community Mental Health Services
EyerlyBall.org
1301 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 243-5181

* Clinics or counselors that offer low-to-no cost counseling services or a sliding scale fee

Support Groups

There are support groups that exist for a variety of struggles in addition to these listed here.

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA.org
AADesMoines.org
(515) 282-8550

Narcotics Anonymous
NA.org
Iowa-NA.org
(800) 897-6242

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon.AlaTeen.org
Al-AnonDesMoines.org
(515) 277-5059

National Alliance for Mental Illness
NAMI.org
Offers support groups and resources for individuals struggling with mental health
NAMIGDM.org
(515) 277-0672

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP.org
If you’ve lost a loved one to suicide, AFSP can help connect you to a local bereavement support group in your area.
AFSP.org/SurvivingSuicideLoss
wrt.lv/AFSP-Nebraska

In The Rooms
InTheRooms.com
Free worldwide directory of anonymous 12-step meetings for those seeking help or in recovery, as well as friends and family of people in recovery.