September 15, 2023

Suicide Prevention Resources

By Tim Keady Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor 

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There is hope in the darkest hours of suffering and asking for help lets a little light in and that little sliver of light (or hope) can begin a life filled with the sunshine of amazing wonder and joy. 

Life is not easy, but Suicide is not the answer. TREATMENT WORKS ! 
If you are having problems, please contact one of the resources on this page. And remember you have great worth ! 

Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Warning signs of suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

What to do if you see warning signs of suicide

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an Emergency Room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional. If you feel unsafe or in danger contact local Law Enforcement by calling 911

Crisis Hotlines

  • Huntsman Mental Health Institute Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • SafeUT Crisis Line: 833-372-3388
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis LifeLine at 988
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For more information, please contact Tim Keady –

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor,
Health & Wellness                                                            
USU Extension - HEART Initiative