911 Emergency

If you or someone you know is in danger, or you are in an emergency situation, call 911.


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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. 

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UI Support and Crisis Line

The UI Support and Crisis Line is available any time via chat, phone, or text at 844-461-5420. In partnership with CommUnity Crisis Services in Iowa City, the University of Iowa provides around-the-clock mental health crisis and support for all students.

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Suicide prevention training

UI Suicide Prevention Task Force

The Suicide Prevention Task Force at the University of Iowa was founded in 2020 with the intent to establish a culture of suicide prevention on campus. Our primary mission is to provide leadership in the development of connections and partnerships of students, faculty, and staff in order to create a holistic, sustainable, research-driven, and culturally informed approach to suicide prevention. As we grow our relationships throughout the campus community, we hope to foster an authentic sense of belonging to the University of Iowa, reduce the stigma of mental health & suicide, and facilitate collective hope as we work to reduce suicide on our campus.

What is Kognito?

Learn to help a friend

Kognito is an online, interactive role-play simulation program for students, faculty, and staff that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention.

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