Do You Know Your Mental Health Crisis Resources?
Suicidal thoughts often have no specific target. They can affect anyone despite their age, gender, or background. Suicidality is a serious symptom of untreated mental illness and has only been aggravated among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. September is Suicide
Prevention Awareness Month and the Center for Student Wellness are fully dedicated to providing education on suicidality. We hope that openly spreading awareness and compassion throughout this month will facilitate access to resources individuals may need to seek help.
Warning Signs of Suicidality
Many warning signs can point to suicidality in a person. Some behavioral patterns include but are not limited to: excess or lack of sleep, increase in use of alcohol or drugs, feeling like a burden to others, talking about wanting to die, hopelessness, increased anxiety or recklessness, and self-isolation.
Mental Health First Responders (MH1): a student-centered after-hours crisis response and prevention team located on campus. Their licensed mental health crisis workers provide on-site, in-office, and virtual support. Some of their services include mental health assessment, stabilization, diversion, interventions/coping skills, and group workshops.
Utah Warm Line: a crisis line staffed by certified peer support specialists. The Warm Line is open daily, 8am-11pm. The peer support specialists can provide emotional support and connection, as well as aid in suicide prevention.
Utah Crisis Line: a crisis line that offers support 24/7. They provide support over the phone, mobile outreach option, and have a receiving center for individuals to safely work through their crisis situation.
University Counseling Center: The UCC currently provides free therapeutic services to students, staff, and faculty on campus. Their services include individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, psychiatric medication services, crisis assistance, and a mindfulness center.
Women’s Resource Center: a center dedicated to supporting women’s issues and student victim-survivors of interpersonal violence. Students of all gender identities are able to access their services
Mental Health First Aid: a national program that teaches appropriate and effective responses to signs of mental distress. Center for Student Wellness provides free training for students/faculty/staff. Email email@example.com to secure your spot.
1-888-244-8980, ext. 5
Madeika Vercella is a fourth year Honors English Literature student and Mental Wellness ACES Peer Health Educator.