resources and links

i’m grateful for these resources helping others help themselves …
and i’m grateful to be a presenter / volunteer for both the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. The Utah Chapter was chartered in 2010 and has Community Walks, Campus Walks, gatekeeper programs and support for those who have been touched by suicide through our outreach program. We are dedicated to achieving our mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

From addressing the education needs and support of families and individuals with mental illness, to advocating for access to treatment and services, to fighting stigma of mental illness, NAMI has become the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness.

UNI Crisis Line 801-587-3000
UNI has teamed up with Salt Lake County and OptumHealth SLCo to provide free crisis response and hospital diversion programs that aim to keep all our family members, friends, and neighbors safe. Our team of professionals are highly trained in mental health crisis management and suicide prevention.

SafeUT app
The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention for youth, and adults, through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services. We can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide-related issues.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
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. Counselors at locally-operated crisis centers across the country answer all of the Lifeline’s calls and chats.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training
Just as people trained in CPR 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 with caring, persuade with hope, and refer someone with assistance to get help and save a life. QPR Suicide Prevention trainings are available thanks to the QPR Institute and take only 60-90min.

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah.

Utah Dept. of Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health
The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) was created as Utah’s substance abuse and mental health authority by Utah statute §62A-15-103. We oversee the publicly funded prevention and treatment system. If you, a friend, or family member is living with a mental health illness or a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, there is help available.

IHC Community Resources
Intermountain Medical Center is one of many organizations that provide community resources. Below is a list of additional resources and services available in the community. The list is not comprehensive, and inclusion does not indicate an endorsement by Intermountain Healthcare.

Jordan Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness resources for all within the Jordan School District, including Crisis Support, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Parent and Educator resources.

Valley Behavioral Health
Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
24-Hour LINKLine
Free and confidential help and support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)

Maliheh Free Clinic
Maliheh Free Clinic is reversing the cycle of poverty and suffering created by poor health, by providing free quality medical care to low income and uninsured Utah families. Healthcare is provided by qualified, licensed health care professionals and well-trained staff and volunteers.

Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS)
LBHS es una organización comunitaria sin fines de lucro creada para minimizar las disparidades en el acceso a los servicios de salud mental entre la población latina subatendida de Utah. Como organización dirigida por pares, LBHS existen para mejorar la concienciación sobre la salud mental y el bienestar de las personas con enfermedades mentales, sus cuidadores y seres queridos a través del apoyo, la educación, el empoderamiento, la facilitación de recursos y servicios con capacidad de respuesta competente Características culturales, socioeconómicas y lingüísticas.

Optum Health Salt Lake County
Optum believes every person has the right to live in their community with health, dignity and hope. Mental Health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential. Our goals are to improve clinical outcomes, expand access to appropriate care, manage costs, and strengthen individual capabilities to pursue wellness and recovery.

Volunteers of America – Utah
Volunteers of America, Utah provides a bridge to self-reliance and health for vulnerable individuals and populations who struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness in our Wasatch Front communities.

Action Utah
Action Utah is a nonpartisan community advocacy organization dedicated to giving Utahns a voice in the issues they care about most. We provide education, tools and advocacy opportunities to make civic engagement easier for all Utahns.

South Valley Services
South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Chainbreaker Foundation
Help us stop domestic violence and all other types of abuse! The Chainbreaker Foundation assists adult victims of all types of abuse–physical, sexual, spiritual, emotional, and verbal. Our purpose is to provide education, guidance, and support.

The Family Support Center
Housing and self-sufficiency for homeless parents and children through the LifeStart Village.
Low-cost individual and family counseling.
FREE 24/7 care for children through our Crisis Nursery for parents who are overwhelmed.
FREE in-home parenting support through our Family Mentoring Program.

Utah Pride Center
A thriving LGBTQ+ community in Utah.
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success.

Equality Utah
Equality Utah works to build a community where every Utahn is valued for being who they are regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe everyone in our state deserves to be treated with respect and understanding and to be afforded the same basic freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.

Encircle LGBTQ+ Family and Youth Resource Center
Encircle seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ+ people. By teaching individuals to love themselves and empowering families, Encircle helps cultivate an environment where LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive. Our programs and services meet people wherever they are in their lives with cultural competency and sensitivity, using community partnerships, best practices, and innovative techniques.

Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is open to corporations of all sizes, sole proprietors and independent agents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This is a great place to meet other professionals, make business contacts, promote your business and work for the enhancement of Utah’s LGBTQ+ community.

Living Color Utah
Utah is home to diverse people, places, & things to do. No matter who you are, where you are from, or what you enjoy doing…..there is a UTAH for you.

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