Suicide Prevention Information and Resources
Know the warning signs and take immediate action if you see:
- Talking or writing about suicide or death
- Giving direct verbal cues, such as "I wish I were dead" and "I’m going to end it all"
- Giving less direct verbal cues, such as "You will be better off without me," "What’s the point of living?", "Soon you won’t have to worry about me," and "Who cares if I’m dead, anyway?"
- Isolating themselves from friends and family
- Expressing the belief that life is meaningless
- Giving away prized possessions
- Exhibiting a sudden and unexplained improvement in mood after being depressed or withdrawn
- Neglecting his or her appearance and hygiene
- Dropping out of school or social, athletic, and/or community activities
- Obtaining a weapon (such as a firearm) or another means of hurting themselves (such as prescription medications)
Resources available in our schools:
(Not all resources are available at all schools.)
The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.
Anonymous Tips provides a safe and effective way for students to report abuse or concerns regarding safety for themselves and their classmates.
Hope Squad is a school-based peer support program that empowers selected students to take action to improve the school environment. Hope Squad members are trained to recognize if they or their peers are at risk for suicide as well as how to encourage peers to seek help from a trusted adult.
QPR Student Training (Question, Persuade, Refer) The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
Counseling Departments (secondary schools)
Local Mental Health and Counseling Resources:
Bear River Mental Health 1.435.752.0705
Bear River Clubhouse 1.435.753.2080
Child and Family Support Center 1.435.752.8880
LDS Family Services 1.435.752.5302
NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) 1.435.787.4165
The Family Institute of Northern Utah 1.435.752.1976
USU Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic 1.435.797.7430
USU Psychology Community Clinic 1.435.797.3401
State and National Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)