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Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call (24/7): 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)
“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK(8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.”

Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Ayuda en Español: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Ayuda en Español

Utah Suicide Hotlines

Utah Crisis and Suicide Prevention hotlines by city, including Provo and Orem.

Website: Utah Suicide Hotlines

The Trevor Project and Lifeline

Call (24/7): 1-866-488-7386
“Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person who is in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call The Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.”

Website: The Trevor Project
Suicide Prevention: The Trevor Project: Preventing Suicide

Free LGBTQ Helplines (Fenway Health)

“You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make… Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.
Our help lines are anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning adults and young people a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support.”

Website: Free LGBTQ Helplines
Utah Pride Center’s page for LGBTQ Helplines: Utah Pride Center: LGBTQ Helplines/Hotlines

Utah County Crisis Line

Call (24/7): 1-801-691-5433 (1-801-691-LIFE)

“The Crisis Line offers 24-hour help to any individual facing any crisis. By listening carefully, the Crisis Line empathizes and appropriately directs callers to those who can provide long-term solutions… The Crisis Line encourages friends and relatives of those facing a crisis to call. We have many community resources we can refer you to for your particular situation.”

Website: Utah County Crisis Line

Hope 4 Utah

“Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides in the state of Utah by providing education, training, and expertise in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.”
Has a Utah County HOPE Task Force and Annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Utah County. Last year (2014), the walk took place in Provo on September 20, right before Provo Pride.

Website: Hope 4 Utah
Facebook Page for Task Force, Annual Suicide Walk: Hope 4 Utah: Annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Utah County

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Utah Chapter

“We wanted to bring the resources so desperately needed in our state to educate, empower and help those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide as well as those who have lost loved ones.”
Includes annual Out of the Darkness Community Walks in Salt Lake City and other cities in Utah.

Website: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Utah Chapter

Heart and Soul Suicide Support Group

A free support group for “those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Many might struggle to walk through the door of a support group, but once they do, they will find a room filled with love, support and understanding. Those there are walking the same path that you are. Why not walk it together.”
Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month 7-9 p.m. at IHC Northwest Plaza Room #6 (upstairs), 1034 North 500 West, Provo, Utah

Facebook Page: Heart and Soul Suicide Support Group

 

Academic Resources

College Guide for LGBT Students

“According to a recent survey from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), almost 82% of students reported being verbally harassed. At the same time, students who felt they were in an LGBT-inclusive atmosphere were about 20% less likely to feel unsafe. With that in mind, our guide is is presented in four sections:

  • Identifying LGBT-Friendly Schools
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Additional Support Resources
  • Community and National Organizations”

Website: AccreditedOnlineColleges.com

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