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Mental Health and Wellness

When we find ourselves or a loved one struggling, it can be difficult to determine what to do.  It may feel overwhelming and scary. 
Take heart, there is help and hope ahead.  In the words of Lao-Tzu, 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

All we can do is the best we can in this moment we have right now. 
​We’re on this journey together and we don’t have to go it alone. 
​Start now, taking one breathe and one step at a time.  


Resource Yourself
Practice a regular routine of self-care and stay social
Take time for your SELFIE: *sleep*eat*light*fun*interact*exercise*
Ideas for inspiration: listen to a helpful podcast or TED talk, read inspiring stories, download a helpful app

Engage in Healthy Coping Skills Everyday

Use your Super Power Senses to Soothe your Nervous System 
Bring your attention to what is around you:

  • See (look around: favorite landscape, sunset, photos, watch a movie, read a book)

  • Hear (listen: favorite sounds, music, talk to someone)

  • Smell (take a deep breath: favorite smells, air freshener, lotion)

  • Taste (drink water, gum, mints: favorite flavors)

  • Touch (temperature change – ice or heat pack, blanket, hug, family pet: favorite temperature, texture)

Using mindfulness will help us focus on one thing at a time in the present moment, and by doing this we can better manage and soothe our overwhelming emotions.
Mindfulness will help us learn to identify and separate judgmental thoughts from our experiences. Those judgmental thoughts often fuel our overwhelming emotions.
Mindfulness will help us be more purposeful in our actions, to choose how to respond, rather than react.

Talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling

Reach out to your School Counselor

Take a Class (Click picture for link)

Local Resources (Click picture for link)

Intermountain Health’s Live Well website has new approaches to promote healthy lifestyles. With categories specific for teachers and teens, you’ll find healthy recipes, games, fun videos, health tools, screening checklists, and others.

REACH4HOPE is a diverse group of community members working to create a safe and healthy environment for individuals, youth, and families.

Need help finding a professional in the area? Use this search tool to find the right one to fit your needs.

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.

Committed to “Making Lives Better,” they offer affordable payment options, patient-centered care, caring and professional doctors and staff, walk-in and same-day appointments, bi-lingual service, a discounted pharmacy program, discounted dental services, and discounted mental health care.

With a community-centered, family-focused approach to supporting the needs of children, FSC provides parent education and respite and crisis care for children from birth to age 11. 

24/7 Crisis Line: (435) 773-0585

Encircle homes offer essential mental health services, resources, and tools for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and families. We create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to open up and feel comfortable being themselves.

The Children’s Justice Center is a homelike, child-friendly facility where children who have been victims of abuse or other crimes can begin the road to healing.

Utah 24-hour child abuse reporting hotline:

(855) 323-3237

NAMI’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.  They offer weekly support groups and contact groups.

The NAMI Help Line:

Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm ET

(800) 950-NAMI (6264)

The Dove Center works to empower those impacted by abuse and violence by providing safe shelter and trauma-informed services to facilitate safety, healing, and assault recovery.

24/7 Help Line: (435) 628-0458

Crisis Resources (Click picture for link)

If you are dealing with an immediate emergency,

please call 988 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

If you are concerned about someone in a crisis, many of these resources are available 24/7. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing thoughts of suicide, regardless of age, please reach out immediately.  Please use the links below for more information.

The Utah Warm Line is for people who are not in crisis. A certified peer specialist will offer emotional support, engagement or encouragement for individuals feeling stressed, overwhelmed, isolated, or just needing someone to talk with.

Open 7 days a week 8 am-11 pm

(801) 587-1055

SafeUT is a free and confidential 24/7 crisis line for yourself or someone else who is experiencing a mental health condition, suicide thoughts, relationship difficulties, bullying, or any life challenge. An app is available through iOS App Store or Google Play. Through call or text, Licensed Clinicians offer supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services. Individuals can also use SafeUT to leave a tip about a friend in crisis or other concern involving safety. Tips are sent to local schools during school hours.

The Utah affiliate for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 to provide prompt and compassionate crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, referrals, follow-up services, emotional support and assistance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric crisis.

(801) 587-3000

The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. They’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.



  • 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.

  • Nearly 1 in 25 (10 Million) adults in America live with a serious mental illness.

  • One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24.

  • Approximately 10.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.

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