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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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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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In the News

Date Headline Outlet
12/18/21 SafeUT app helps Utah 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
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

 

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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.