Suicide Prevention Resources
For anyone in crisis or with loved ones at risk of suicide:
- Don't want to talk on the phone, try chatting online with a trained crisis counselor at Lifeline Crisis Chat.
- Want to chat via text? Text HOME to 741741 any time to chat with a crisis counselor who will help you get the support you need.
- Find out what resources the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has to offer you or your loved one.
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing 800-799-4889.
- When in doubt, call or text (in some areas) 9-1-1.
Resources for LGBTQ individuals in crisis:
If you or your loved one are in crisis and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and are looking for someone who may be more understanding, check out the resources created just for you:
- The Trevor Project offers a number of resources for you including:
- Trans Lifeline is available 24/7 for transgender people, staffed by transgender people. Call (877) 565-8860 any time for support.
- OUTReach Resource Centers, a program of Ogden Pride, are available for LGBTQ+ teens in Northern Utah.
- Reach out to the LGBT National Resource Center.
- Looking to learn how to support your LGBT loved one? Check out the Family Acceptance Project or Encircle, a Utah-based LGBTQ+ Family and Youth Resource Center.
Resources for teens:
Many suicide prevention resources exist especially for teens. Those include:
- The Safe UT App provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling or tip reporting for youth in the state of Utah. Available on Android and iOS.
- Don't hesitate to reach out to your school counselor. They can be a great help, and they have access to many resources to help you.
- If your school has a HOPE Squad and you feel comfortable, reach out to one of them. They know who to talk to to get you the help you need.
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- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Resources for veterans and military:
Our service members experience a number of unique and difficult situation while fighting for our country. Specialized resources for service members and veterans can provide a great deal of comfort and help for those in need. These include:
- The Veterans Crisis Line has many options for veterans in crisis or needing mental health support including:
- Trained health resource consultants are available through Real Warriors. With a live chat option, and a 24/7 hotline, their consultants are ready to talk, listen, and provide guidance. You can also call them at 866-966-1020.
- The U.S. Military also has a list of specializes services available to service members and their loved ones.