With the recent tragic rash of youth suicides, it is critical to spread the word to communities about resources available to help struggling teens and adults.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – 24-hour hotline for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts. This service provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Local Utah Crisis Lines – Utah also has crisis lines statewide. Mental Health Crisis Lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are open to anyone needing mental health crisis services. Call for crisis counseling, mental health information and referrals in your county. All calls are confidential and may be made anonymously.
If you are requesting help for a mental health crisis when calling 911 ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer- they are specially trained to help with someone in a mental health crisis.
SafeUT app – Offers immediate crisis intervention services for youths and a confidential tip program, including confidential and anonymous two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Share these resources with people in need throughout Utah.
- Like, share and R/T on social media to get the word out and provide help to struggling community members:
Suicide prevention is one of our top legislative priorities at Action Utah to reduce our high rates of youth and adult suicides in UT. Here are some resources everyone should know about. #SuicideAwareness pic.twitter.com/cA2kfGvTuH
— Action Utah (@action_utah) May 22, 2018