Utah ranks in the top 10 states for suicide death.
While suicide is a leading cause of death and many people report thoughts of suicide, the topic is still largely met with silence and shame.
The state of Utah, along with private partners launched 'Live On' in May 2020, a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health.
Liveonutah.org serves as a hub for resources to get help, give help and just get involved.
If you are considering suicide, call the Utah Crisis Line (in association with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - you'll be connected with a licensed professional for help.
If you are not in crisis, but seeking encouragement, or support or engagement, call the University of Utah Warm Line at 801.587.1055 - you will be connected with a peer specialist for support.
Starting in Fall 2020, 'Live On' wil deploy tactics to educate the population, fight stigma, and empower with skills and resources.
Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead and Live On.
For more information please visit: Liveonutah.org or follow them @liveonutah.