Suicide Resources

For help, call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline at 988

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT)

Dial 988

The Utah Crisis Line sends out mobile crisis outreach teams (MCOT) in many areas throughout Utah. MCOTs provide support that is:

  • Fast
  • Free
  • In-person or Virtual
  • Available 24 / 7 / 365

When Should You Ask for an MCOT?

MCOT is there for you when you are feeling lost, alone, having a difficult time coping with life, or have concerns related to a loved one living with you. Their team will meet you where you’re at—whether that’s at home, at work, or anywhere in the community.

Their team arrives in unmarked vehicles to support your privacy. They do their best to keep those that we serve out of the hospitals and in their communities.

HMHI Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic (Formerly UNI)

The Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic offers therapy treatment, psychological testing, and medication management services for adults, children, and teens. Clinical staff includes: board-certified psychiatrists and triple-board practitioners (physicians who specialize in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry), advanced practice nurses, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and senior residents.

(801) 585-1212 (for appointments)
(801) 587-3000 (for crisis)
525 East 100 South, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84102   (Get Directions)

Suicide Safety Plan App (IOS)

This app is designed to support those dealing with suicidal thoughts and help prevent suicide.

Having a plan can help:

  • Guide you through difficult moments
  • Cope
  • Keep you safe

A safety plan is designed so that you can start at the beginning and continue through the steps. You can customize your own warning signs that a crisis may be developing, coping strategies for dealing with suicidal urges, places for distraction, friends and family members you can reach out to, professionals you can call, methods of making your environment safe, and your own important reasons for living.

If following your safety plan is not enough to stem a suicidal crisis, then this app also contains an easy-to-access list of emergency resources so that help is just a tap away. 

Crisis Nursery

The Family Support Center is happy to offer FREE Crisis Nursery care for children ages 0-11 in three locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. You must call to reserve a space for your child before every crisis nursery visit.

2020 South Lake Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Tuesday - Friday / De Martes a Viernes: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday / Sábado: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

3663 South 3600 West, West Valley City, UT 84119
Monday - Saturday / De Lunes a Sábado: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

777 West Center Street, Midvale, UT 84047
Monday - Friday / De Lunes a Viernes: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday / Sábado: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM