Who to Contact for Help

  • Call 911 in the case of an emergency (if danger is imminent or the person has already taken action to end their life).
  • Call the police or sheriff and ask for a welfare check if you are concerned that someone may make a suicide attempt and you or others are not there to keep them safe.
  • If the person is willing to let you help them get help, they can call the following numbers:
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (tele-interpreter services are available)
  • Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1-800-799-4889
  • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255
  • Trevor Lifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service for LGBTQ youth available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
  • Trevor Text — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 24/7/365.
  • Trans Lifeline – Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fighting the epidemic of Trans suicide. 1-877-565-8860
  • Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health Crisis Calls (Decorah Office) 563-382-3649 or 1-800-400-8923