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Suicide Prevention

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 LinesSuicide_logo:

  • 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
  • Anger
  • Recklessness
  • 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.

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.

Suicide Links:

Hope4Utah.com

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.

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West Valley City, UT 84119
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If you have an emergency, please call 911 and ask for a CIT officer. If you are dealing with an urgent situation, please call the Behavioral Health Authority Crisis Line for your county. The Salt Lake County UNI Crisis Line is 801-587-3000. 

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you love is in need of suicide prevention support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit the website for more info.

suicidepreventionlifeline.org