Mental & Emotional Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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QPR For Suicide Prevention

QPR logoQuestion. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Training

What does QPR mean?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

For more information contact Caryn Nielsen, Communities That Care Coordinator, at 801-888-9147


SAFE UT APP

SafeUT appSuicide affects every family and every community. Thanks to a smartphone app, help is available 24/7 for young people, their parents, guardians, and others who experience depression, anxiety, loss, grief, bullying/cyberbullying, self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, or drug or alcohol problems.

SafeUT answers crisis calls, texts, and chats—from the young person reaching out or from others. It provides free real-time crisis intervention for people in need.

We encourage parents to help their youth download the SafeUT app and talk to them about the importance of reaching out if they’re worried about someone they know.

Some of the warning signs for someone dealing with suicidal thoughts include:

  • Hopeless/helpless thoughts
  • Social isolation
  • Talk of being a burden on others—how others would be better off without them
  • Giving away prized possessions

“Today’s world is very different from the world many of us grew up in,” said Jessica Strong, Community Health and Outreach Manager for Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital. “Young people are at greater risk in many ways. If we see warning signs of suicidal thoughts, we need to take them seriously.”

For more information on the SafeUT app, contact Caryn Nielsen with Communities That Care at 801-888-9147 or cnielsen@saratogaspringscity.com


Emotional Health

Emotional Health Relief Hotline

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Other Resources

CDC Coping with Stress and COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 can be stressful. Click here to learn how to take care of yourself, your family and your friends.

Your Mental Health and COVID-19

Click here for resources from the Utah Department of Health Services

Utah Strong 

The Utah Strong Recovery Project started in July 2020.  It is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded program to help Utahns impacted by the stressors of the Covid19 pandemic.  It provides free and confidential counseling by FEMA trained counselors to anyone in Utah in the form of emotional support, coping and problem- solving strategies, mental health education, and community referrals.  Spanish speaking counselors are available and translation for other languages is offered.

 The state has 50 counselors on standby to answer helpline calls from people who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is a Wasatch County Team available for individual in-person and online counseling.  The Team is also available to present to community organizations.  You can call and request the Wasatch County Team through the Utah Strong Recovery Project Helpline.

 Call/text Utah Strong Recovery Project seven days a week 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 385-386-2289.  Or, email your first name and phone number to UtahStrong@utah.gov.  For after- hours service, please contact the Utah statewide Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the SAMHSA Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990. 

 Dealing With Grief

 Click here for an article on how to deal with the natural grief that you could be feeling due to COVID-19

4 Strategies to Prepare For The Future

Click here for an article with four simple strategies you can use to help take down stress and make sure you are safely prepared for the future.

The Science of Well Being

Click here for a course through Coursera to help you learn the science of well being.