Everyone Plays a Role - What Can You Do?

Know the Facts

  • Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death for Utahans and the 2nd leading cause for youth age 10-24.
  • There is a suicide in Utah every 16 hours
  • Utah ranks 7th in the nation for suicide deaths
  • 1 in 15 adults in Utah have had serious thoughts of suicide
  • In 2013 over 12% of high school students considered suicide- over 18,500 students

Recognize Warning Signs

Call 9-1-1 or seek immediate help from a mental health provider when you hear or see any one of these behaviors:

  • Someone threatening to hurt or kill themselves
  • Someone looking for ways to kill themselves: seeking access to pills, weapons, or other means
  • Someone talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide

Seek help by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK for a referral should you witness, hear, or see anyone exhibiting any one or more of these behaviors:

  • Hopelessness
  • Rage, anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped—like there's no way out
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family or society
  • Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
  • Dramatic mood changes
  • No reason for living; no sense of purpose in life

Refer to Help

  • If you recognize these warning signs or think someone might be considering suicide- Ask Them! This does not make someone more likely to attempt suicide and can help save lives.
  • If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, take action immediately!\
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to the emergency room or seek help from a mental health professional.

My Role

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