Mental health can impact us in many ways, whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, PTSD, or other issues, or if someone you care about is struggling, it is important to remember you are not alone and there is help available.
'988' Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
A new nationwide number was released in 2022 to provide a way to speak with a local licensed clinician 24/7 for free. Call or text 988 if you are having thoughts of suicide or experiencing any type of mental health crisis.
Additional Crisis Support
In Utah, the SafeUT app is a crisis chat and tip line that provides real-time crisis intervention for students, parents/guardians, and educators through live chat and a confidential tip line—right from your smartphone. SafeUT Frontline connects Utah’s law enforcement, fire/EMS, health care providers, and their families with experienced, licensed mental health professionals who are trained to understand frontline workers’ unique challenges. SafeUT National Guard is designed for Utah Air and Army National Guard members, civilian personnel, and their families, linking them to licensed mental health professionals who are trained to understand their unique challenges.
LiveOnUtah.org, has additional resources for suicide prevention, including support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
How do I know if I need help?
From the University of Utah - Huntsman Mental Health Institute:
A “crisis” can mean something different to every person. These are all examples of things people call the lifelines about when they are in a crisis:
- Relationship struggles
- Loss of a loved one
- Thoughts of suicide
Other words for crisis could include struggle, feeling stuck, feeling anxious, or going through a hard time. A crisis is something that can overwhelm you so that you can’t solve a problem.
I Don’t Feel Like I’m in a Crisis. Can I Still Use the Services?
Yes! Crisis can mean a lot of different things. You do not have to be in a crisis to call us. A lot of times people call to talk about something that’s been on their mind and they want another perspective. We are also here to help if you are worried about a loved one or a friend who is struggling.
Utah Warm Line
Often, individuals may need a listening ear as they heal and recover from their own personal struggles. Utah residents who need connection from others who have walked similar paths may call the Utah Warm Line for that support. The Warm Line is staffed 8am-11pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at no cost.
Our certified peer support specialists have received specialized training and have navigated mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues of their own. They are trained in providing hope and empowerment through the recovery model. This model instills a person-centered approach to recovery and healing. Certified peer specialists engage with the community through empathetic listening. Our specialists encourage callers to resolve problems by fostering dignity and self-respect and finding their inner strength to live healthy, independent lives. The Warm Line works closely with the Utah Crisis Line and the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) to ensure the best support is provided to you and your loved ones.
Warm Line Phone Numbers
833-SPEAKUT (toll free)
Hours of phone line operation
8 AM – 11 PM daily
Canyons School District Resources
Our partners at Canyons School District offer several mental health resources for student and families.