Mental Health

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

Suicide Prevention Hotline AdvertisementWe 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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Question. 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