Need Help?
Call the Lifeline.

1.800.273.TALK
Speak to a Licensed Clinician
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What to Expect When You Call

1
You’ll hear a message, and you will be placed on hold while we connect you.
2
A licensed, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center here in Utah will answer the phone.
3
This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.

Some people find the following things helpful when having thoughts of suicide

Use your coping skills. Examples might be:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Exercise
  • Deep breathing

Call/text a friend or loved one

  • Let them know you’re having a difficult day
  • Ask if they can spend some time with you

Find distractions

  • Go for a bike ride or walk
  • Watch your favorite TV show or movie
  • Play a game on your phone
  • Play with a pet
  • Write about a happy memory and how it reminds you of your reasons for living

Go somewhere you feel safe

  • Visit a friend or loved one’s home
  • Visit your favorite place or store

Make your environment safe

  • Ask a friend or loved one to store your medications and firearms
  • Lock up medications and firearms

If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

Finding a Mental Health Professional

The important step of finding a mental health professional can feel overwhelming or uncomfortable. However, a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional can be a valuable ally on your road to wellness. Mental health treatment works, and is worth the time and effort required. It may take a little time and persistence to locate this ally or assemble a team of allies. Following this plan can increase the chance of finding someone whom you feel comfortable working with.


NAMI Utah’s Mentor Program

Click below to find information on mentor support and contacting a mentor.


NAMI National Tips

Download steps suggested for finding a mental health professional.


Mental Health America

What to Expect when Working with a Provider.

What to Expect in Therapy

Psych Hub

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Contact the Veterans crisis line for Veteran specific services.
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