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

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