Crisis Resources

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 by Mike Peiffer

Farming is good honest work, but it can be stressful and bad situations can feel overwhelming. Crisis may be as close as next harvest, or a bank not renewing the crop note. If you’re feeling like you don’t have what it takes to keep going, ask for help; there are resources available to people just like you. You don’t have to deal with the crisis on your own.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

Iowa Concern Hotline: 1-800-447-1985

Iowa Concern started in 1985 as a toll-free number serving the agricultural community. Today, Iowa Concern serves urban and rural Iowa.

Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Iowa Help Line: Call, or text, 1-855-800-1239.

Availability to call, or text: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Iowa Help Line serves East Central Iowa and it is offered free of charge. You can also talk with Iowa Help Line online,

Availability for help online: 12pm – 2am.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential emotional support for people in suicidal, or emotional distress.

Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you know of other resources that we should list here, please drop us a line using the contact form here:

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