At the Nov. . 27 Governor's Bullying Prevention Summit, Governor Branstad announced the launch of a new "go-to" resource where youth, parents, school personnel and all concerned Iowans can get help and information about bullying and youth suicide.
Available 24/7, Your Life Iowa is a phone call or text away at www.Yourlifeiowa.org or 855-581-8111. Trained counselors will provide guidance and support about bullying, and critical help to youth who feel they've run out of options and are considering suicide.
"This hotline is another step toward building a healthier Iowa for our young people, but we are a long way from where we need to be," said IDPH Director, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. "It will take sensitivity and awareness by all Iowans to end bullying and to provide the encouragement and support young people need to see beyond the immediate and tragically irreversible action of suicide."