Utah Pride Center​
Suicide Prevention & Services

Suicide Prevention and Services Team: prevention@utahpridecenter.org

Program Description

This program was created to expand access to education, tools, and resources related to suicide prevention and intervention across the state of Utah.

What does this mean for our community?

Expansion of existing programs to new locations like St. George and Logan:

  • Crisis intervention – QPR training 
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Family & Caregiver Support Groups 
  • SAGE – Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders
  • SOSA – Survivors of Suicide Attempt (adding Senior and Veterans Group Cycles)
  • SOSL & ETR – Survivors of Suicide Loss and Emergency Therapist Roster

What are some of the goals of this program?

  • Decrease suicidal ideation and suicide attempts
  • Increase grief support to survivors
  • Decrease suicides
  • Increase access to LGBT-affirming services in outlying parts of Utah

Upcoming Events

Event schedule coming soon.

Event Descriptions

QPR Training:

QPR consists of three life-saving skills. How to: Question… a person about suicide. Persuade… the person to get help. Refer… the person to the appropriate resource.

QPR is designed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide.

Peer Support Group:

A peer-led weekly support group for 14-20yr old youth.

Family & Caregiver Support Group:

A weekly support group for those caring for LGBTQ+ youth to connect with one another, seek support, and share resources.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders. Provides community education, provider education, social needs, and advocacy. Programming includes social events and support groups for LGBT elders. 

Email: sage@utahpridecenter.org

SOSA — Survivors of Suicide Attempt:

An eight-week support group for LGBTQ+ survivors of suicide attempts. Because previous attempts are the number one predictor of a suicide completion, this group will act as a suicide prevention strategy for the LGBTQ+ community by providing participants with support, information and coping skills. We will be adding groups specific to seniors and veterans based on the latest suicide data across Utah. 

SOSL (Survivors of Suicide Loss):

SOSL is a support group for survivors of suicide loss.

ETR (Emergency Therapist Roster):

ETR is a roster of therapists who are dispatched across the state in response to suicide loss to support survivers in an attempt to prevent secondary suicide loss.

If you need immediate assistance please contact:

Dial 9-1-1

To connect with your local emergency personnel.

Saving Young LGBTQ Lives. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ 

24/7 Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386. 

TrevorText: text START to 678678. Confidential texting with a Trevor counselor 24/7.

TrevorChat: Confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor counselor 24/7. 

TrevorSpace – An online international peer-to-peer community for LGBTQ young people and their friends.

Trevor Support Center – Where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.

Available 24/7, 100% confidential, free. https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/safe-ut/

The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats 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. Call: 833-372-3388 or (833-3SAFEUT). Talk and text options available through the app. 

Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support through any crisis. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. 

National Suicide Prevention 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:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Call: 1-800-273-8255

Chat option:
Connecting individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat 24/7.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

LGBTQ+ resources:
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/
Options for deaf and hard of hearing. Call 1-800-799-4889

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. https://www.translifeline.org/.

Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people. We’re available 7am-1am PST / 8am-2am MST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST. Volunteers may be available during off hours.

Call: 877-565-8860 (see hours).

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ .

Call: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Text: send to 838255.

Chat option: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat/

Support for deaf and hard of hearing call: 1-800-799-4889.

Call 877-360-LGBT (5428). Available 24/7 in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages. Connect LGBT older people who want to talk with friendly responders who are certified in crisis response and are ready to listen. More information and resources.

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. The community crisis service programs are designed to provide community members with a full range of options to help solve the crisis in the best setting possible.

CrisisLine: call 801-587-3000 – Services are available 24/7 statewide.

Warmline: call 801-587-1055. 7 Days a Week, 8 am–11 pm. This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking: support, engagement, or encouragement.

Free and confidential peer-support and local resources.

LGBT National Hotline: call 888-843-4564. Chat option.

LGBT National Youth Talkline: call 800-246-7743 (for callers up to age 25)

LGBT National Senior Hotline: call 888-234-7243 (for callers ages 50 and above)

Hours for all hotlines and chat options: M-F 2pm-10pm MST, Saturday 10am-3pm MST

 

Suicide Prevention and Services Team: prevention@utahpridecenter.org

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