SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s been a difficult few weeks for Utahns, with the news of multiple incidents of suicide and violence claiming lives across the state. Help is available for anyone in crisis or needing support.
“It is truly so sad and, with the right resources and support, so preventable,” said Elizabeth Sollis, public information officer for the Utah Department of Human Services.
When suicide or violence puts a life in danger, call 911 immediately.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or may be a victim of domestic violence, these lifelines offer help 24/7:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine – 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
Additionally, Utah has crisis support lines available 24/7, for those who feel they need support or want to speak with someone about how traumatic incidents have impacted them.
- Washington County – 435-634-5600
- Iron/Kane/Beaver/Garfield counties – 1-800-574-6763
“It’s important for people to have and be aware of community resources,” Sollis said.
Additional information can be found in this St. George News report: Suicide prevention resources in Southern Utah; hope, help for those in need.
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