Suicide Help Crisis Lines
Families and individuals need to know how to get help during a mental health crisis. Below is a list of Utah Behavioral Health Crisis Lines. Additionally, those in crisis may make use of emergency departments or call 911 to receive help.
Utah Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
Statewide Crisis Line 801-587-3000
Wasatch Front Crisis Lines:
- Davis County 801-773-7060
- Salt Lake County 801-261-1442
- Utah County 801-373-7393
- Heber County 801-318-4016
- Weber County 801-625-3700
Other Utah Crisis Lines
Utah County Crisis Line 801-691-LIFE http://www.unitedwayuc.org/crisisline/
Central Utah 877-386-0194
- Four Corners call 911; page on-call worker
- Northeastern Utah 435-828-8241
- Northwestern Utah
- Cache County 435-752-0750
- Box Elder County 435-452-8612
- Southeastern Utah 800-502-3999
- Southwestern Utah 435-634-5600
Do you know the warning signs of suicide?
- Suicidal ideation
- Excessive or increased substance abuse
- A feeling of having no reason to live
- Anxiety - which may present as agitation or insomnia
- Feeling trapped - that there is no way out
- Feeling hopeless
- Withdrawing from friends, family or society
- Dramatic mood changes
Get help immediately by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-8255 if you or someone you know is showing these warning signs. (From SPAN USA, Suicide Prevention Action Network, USA -- 2007).
Suicide Fact Sheets from the Utah Health Department
High Priority Research Strategies of Suicide Prevention
Click HERE to watch the video from NIMH.
Podcast from NIMH: Preventing Suicide in Young Adults
Click HERE to listen.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide
Understand the risk and protective factors for suicide. Click HERE to read information from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
"Risk factors may be thought of as leading to or being associated with suicide; that is, people 'possessing' the risk factor are at greater potential for suicidal behavior. Protective factors, on the other hand, reduce the likelihood of suicide. They enhance resilience and may serve to counterbalance risk factors. Risk and protective factors may be biopsychosocial, environmental or sociocultural in nature. Although this division is somewhat arbitrary, it provides the opportunity to consider these factors from different perspectives..."
NAMI Presents the Utah Suicide Prevention Plan
Suicide affects the lives of hundreds of Utah families each year. In 2006, the State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health contracted with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Utah) to develop a comprehensive state plan for all ages that represents the cultural diversity of Utah. The plan was created by a Suicide Prevention Council that consisted of experts in the fields of social work, psychology, research, substance abuse, health and medicine, law enforcement, educators, clergy, representatives from various ethnic and culturally diverse groups, family members and youth.
- Download the official plan
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center data for 1999-2005
- Suicide data specific to Utah
Hope for Tomorrow
Hope for Tomorrow is a Mental Health Education Program which brings together the combined efforts and insights of mental health professionals, educators, and other experts to help parents, teachers, students and communities understand mental illness—a crucial step to improving the lives of those affected by it. The program focuses on educating students about mood disorders, substance use disorders and eating disorders. To find out more about the Hope for Tomorrow program, click here.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
- National Institute of Mental Health-Suicide Prevention
- American Academy of Suicidology
- Warning signs of suicide (pdf)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Recovery Connection - Suicide Prevention - Mental Health
Check out www.hope4utah.com for resources on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for school personnel, state agencies, churches, communities and other organization involved with youth.