Call 988 Today.
When you call 988, you are calling the mental health crisis line that connects you to your own local community center of suppport. A crisis intervention means to call 988 right now. Act before you do something that is life threatening. Making this call means everything and those working with you are focused on getting you to safety and the help you desperately need.
We get it when you say you failed and couldn't solve problems on your own. Our society is the type that we are told to be independent. When everything fails and falls apart you stop yourself from asking for help. But don't give in to this thought. Call 988.
If you believe someone is in danger of taking their own life or has made a suicide attempt, TAKE ACTION.
- Stay with them.
- Keep them talking.
- Do not leave them alone or let them leave – take away their car keys if necessary.
- Try to find out if they are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other substances.
- Make sure that you keep yourself safe.
- Make the environment safe
- Remove access to any likely methods of self-harm or suicide.
- This means removing guns, alcohol, poisons, pills, sharp knives, ropes, cords, and anything else that could be used for self-harm.
- Get help then stay with them until other support arrives.
- Tell a family member or friend immediately what’s going on.
- Get help from a trained professional or service as quickly as possible.
- The person may need to be hospitalized until the suicidal crisis has passed.
- Involve them as much as possible in the process of seeking help – try to get their consent.
What should I do?
You can do hard things during a crisis. Take clear steps to help the person in crisis.
- Be calm and breathe.
- Reassure them.
- Allow them to talk.
- Validate their feelings.
- Ensure their safety.
988? What to expect.
You’ll hear a message, and you will be placed on hold while we connect you.
A licensed, trained crisis worker who works at the Lifeline network crisis center here in Utah will answer the phone.
This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful.