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Community Participation

There are many opportunities for members of your community to help in our efforts through events and volunteering.

Outreach & Marketing

SafeUT Outreach Request

Want SafeUT to attend an event in your school or community? Requesting a virtual or in-person presentation, or our attendance at a booth has never been easier. Please complete our Outreach Request form.

A member of the SafeUT Team will contact you within three to five business days. We make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible, however if you’re working on a deadline, please make note of it and give us as much notice as you can.

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Marketing Materials Request

Looking for SafeUT marketing materials for your school, organization, community, or event? Want to use our logo? Please complete our Marketing Materials Request form.

A member of the SafeUT Team will contact you within three to five business days. We make every effort to get back to you as soon as possible, however if you’re working on a deadline, please make note of it and give us as much notice as you can.

If you’re looking for digital files, we also ask you to complete our Marketing Materials Request form. These files need to be approved for your use only and should not be altered in any way.

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We can always use your help

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for SafeUT. Our needs vary, so please send us an email at SafeUT@hsc.utah.edu to let us know you’re interested in supporting SafeUT by volunteering.

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Donate

We appreciate your generosity in wanting to donate to SafeUT. Your donation can help fund our marketing and outreach efforts across Utah.

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Partner

Are you a company interested in partnering with SafeUT? If so, please complete this Third Party Vendor form. It will be sent to SafeUT Commission members who are part of the SafeUT Third Party Vendor subcommittee for evaluation. One of the subcommittee members will respond to you via email with next steps upon completion of the form.

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Data Dashboard (updated daily)

Dashboard analytics for Safe UT

Reports on how many tips and chats happened, who they came from, and what topics were most common are available upon request.

In the News

Date Headline Outlet
06/10/22 Why the SafeUT Frontline App is a Critical Resource for our First Responders HMHI News & Announcements
06/02/22 Mark Hyman Rapaport: SafeUT is Utah’s potential contribution to the gun violence solution The Salt Lake Tribune
05/30/22 First responders grateful for mental health support through SAFE UT Frontline app 2KUTV
05/26/22 Here’s what Utah parents need to know about school safety after the deadly shooting in Texas KUER 90.1
05/25/22 With kids asking ‘How do I survive?’ this is how a Utah doctor suggests talking about a school shooting The Salt Lake Tribune
05/25/22 Experts: SafeUT app has helped thwart threats at Utah schools KSL TV
05/24/22 How a community can address mental health, questions amid mass shootings KSL.com
05/24/22 SafeUT helping keep schools safe ABC 4
05/24/22 In wake of Texas shooting, a reminder of the SafeUT app KSL News Radio 102.7FM
05/19/22 Bridging the treatment gap: Solutions for families waiting to connect a teen with a therapist KSL TV
05/17/22 SafeUT app catches a large amount of threats to Utah schools KSL.com
04/12/22 Weapon seized from Draper school after student alerts authorities on SafeUT app KSL.com
01/22/22 Increasing calls to Utah’s crisis hotline show Utahns are struggling — but they’re also asking for help Deseret News
01/12/22 New report shows success in community crisis intervention programs KSL TV
12/14/21 SafeUT app helps parents, students and schools during safety threats KSL.com
12/13/21 SafeUT app helped tip police off about West High gun incident 2KUTV
11/17/21 Bullying in Utah: What does it look like? ABC4.com
10/8/21 SafeUT report shows increased utilization and suicidal ideation amongst students State of Reform
9/27/21 The SafeUT app helps suicidal students get help. The program hopes to do the same for Utah's front-line workers KSL.com
9/27/21 Press Release: SafeUT Annual Report Released UofU Health Public Affairs
9/17/21 Mental health is a surging problem amid COVID-19, especially for kids. What’s Utah doing to meet the need? Deseret News
9/2/21 Mental health resources at kids’ fingertips! This Utah app is a powerful tool that will help KSL Studio 5
8/27/21 SafeUT: Help with any sized problem, any time ABC4 Good Things Utah
6/30/21 MCC developing app to help troubled teens Yahoo News
4/14/21 What's on the minds of Utah's youth? Gov. Cox finds out in teen town hall KSL.com
4/13/21 How one Utah boy realized he needed help for depression at a young age KSL.com
4/12/21 Could text counseling be one solution for the teen mental health crisis? KSL.com
4/6/21 Salt Lake Chamber: 6 ways Utah employers can build workforce resilience, prevent suicide and foster mental fitness KSL.com
3/29/21 Alta High top Hawk named Utah principal of year Sandy Journal
3/29/21 Here's what Utah is doing now to address 'tsunami' of mental health needs KSL.com
3/11/21 Local officials ponder recent Cache Valley suicide surge Cache Valley Daily
3/11/21 Bill aimed to increase resources for youth suicide, substance abuse prevention moves through House Cache Valley Daily
2/10/21 Who Ya Gonna Call? How to make sure your next mental-health crisis doesn't become a death sentence. City Weekly
2/5/21 Experts question Utah report that says mental distress hasn’t significantly increased during the pandemic The Salt Lake Tribune
2/4/21 New App Connects First Responders To Immediate Mental Help KSL TV
1/14/21 Huntsman Mental Health Institute at University of Utah dedicated Deseret News
1/14/21 Short, Long-Term Impacts Of Pandemic On Kids’ Mental Health KSL TV
12/22/20 Understanding COVID Fatigue KSL TV

 

Legislative Bill

"Statistics devastatingly show that suicide is the number one cause of death of Utah children ages 10-12. In addition, our schools and communities are facing crisis-level safely concerns," said Attorney General Reyes. "Because of such alarming realities statewide, our office has worked closely in a very bipartisan manner with legislators, agencies, parents, and advocates to find the right solution."

After studying the issue, the Utah Attorney General’s Office and Sen. Daniel Thatcher proposed legislation in 2014 to form a commission to explore solutions. The legislation passed and the commission was led by the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly the University Neuropsychiatric Institute), already renowned for excellence in crisis call support. In 2015, the SchoolSafety and CrisisLine legislation (SB 175), sponsored by Sen. Thatcher and Rep. Steve Eliason, passed the Utah State Legislature, designating HMHI as the crisis provider and an active commission, chaired out of the Attorney General’s Office, for implementation. The SafeUT app began rolling out to Utah junior high, middle, and high schools in early 2016.

The SafeUT program was developed with funding from the Utah State Legislature in collaboration with the Utah Office of the Attorney General, HMHI, the Utah State Office of Education, and the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition.

Commission Members

Ric Cantrell, Commission Chair - Utah Attorney General Chief of Staff

Rep. Steven Eliason - Utah State House of Representatives

Melanie Heath - Utah System of Higher Education

Missy Wilson Larsen - Representative of the Public

Rachel Lucynski - Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Amy Mikkelsen - Utah Department of Health

Barbara Stallone - Representative of the Public

Sen. Daniel Thatcher - Utah State Senate

Shauntelle Cota - Utah State Board of Education

Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

Nichole Cunha - Utah Department of Human Services

Have an unanswered question? Contact us as SafeUT@hsc.utah.edu or

Note: This is not a crisis line.