Crisis Counseling


What constitutes a crisis:
  • If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others
  • If you are concerned about harming yourself or someone else
  • If you believe you are losing touch with reality
  • If there is an IMMEDIATE threat to self or others, you are strongly encouraged to call 911

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Assault Hotline Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Support, and Referrals
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Text Crisis Line
Text HOME to 741741

State Resources

Iowa Crisis Helpline

Iowa Victim Services Hotline
1-800-770-1650 or text “IOWAHELP” 20121

Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline: Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Support, and Referrals

Local Resources

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 East University, Des Moines

Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Ave. Des Moines

Broadlawns Crisis Observation Center
1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines

About Us

Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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Mercy College is a Catholic, accredited, nonprofit institution of higher learning.