Iowa AEA Mental Health Website provides information and resources for mental health in schools, community, advocacy, and self-care.
Mental health includes both mental wellness and mental illness (mental health disorders). Save a Friend will provide you with information on both mental wellness and mental health disorder.
Understanding where to get help and how to help others can be overwhelming. You are not alone. If you need help, would like to help others, or just need resources this is the place for you. Below are several resources to help you do just that.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
“Suicide rarely happens without warning. As a peer, you may be in the best position to recognize when a friend might need help and help them get it. You may see signs in person, hear about them secondhand, or see them online in social media. Never ignore these signs. While suicide is typically associated with the pain of mental illness (in particular depression and associated feelings of helplessness and hopelessness), there are sometimes specific situations that trigger suicidal actions such as breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, failing in school, being bullied, or experiencing abuse, loss or other trauma. It is important to learn these warning signs and what to do if you see any them in yourself or a friend.”
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please tell and adult and call, 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
You are not alone!