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Salt Lake County Health Department
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Phone: (385) 468-4100

Suicide Prevention

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in Utah, but it can be one of the most preventable.

Through positive action, planting seeds of hope, and suicide prevention training, we can take steps to reduce the number of suicides in our community.

If you’re thinking of hurting yourself or know someone who is, there is help available.

No matter what you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime, 24/7.

Trainings

qprLearn how to prevent suicide by using QPR to:

  • Ask Questions to assess the situation;
  • Persuade the person to accept help;
  • Refer the person to a professional for help to get them through the crisis and treat any underlying mental illness.

Like CPR, QPR is a simple process that anyone can be trained to use to help prevent a suicidal act. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be at risk for suicide, and then get them to appropriate help.

QPR training is 1.5 hours and is generally provided to groups of 10 to 35 people.

To schedule a QPR training in Salt Lake County, call 385-468-5277.

Resources

If you’re thinking of hurting yourself or know someone who is, there is help available. The resources below can help you overcome these thoughts and keep living, and remember that you can always call 911 if you or someone you know is in danger.

No matter what you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. Call1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime, 24/7.

Local Resources

National Resources