Help

 

The Trevor Project

866-488-7386. Provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now.

TrevorChat is a free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help.

TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages.

TrevorSpace is a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth under 25 and their friends and allies.

Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ youth and allies can find answers to FAQs and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more!

 

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860. Trans Lifeline is a 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. Trans Lifeline is accredited by Contact USA.

Trans Lifeline operators are available 18 hours a day every day of the week.
Pacific time: 8am to 2am
Mountain time: 9am to 3am

Volunteer operators may be available during off hours. If you are transgender and over 18, then you can get trained to answer trans people in crisis. We also love volunteers who can help with IT, legal advice, or fundraising. Sign up to be a volunteer now!

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The National Suicide Prevention 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. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

 

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States. Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. It usually takes less than five minutes to connect you with a Crisis Counselor. (It may take longer during high-traffic times).

 

Southwest Behavioral Health Center

24 hour emergency service 435-634-5600 or 800-574-6763. The mission of Southwest Behavioral Health Center is to assist clients, families, and communities in preventing and recovering from severe and persistent mental illness and addiction. Serving Utah’s 5 Southwest counties: Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane, and Garfield.

 

Family Support Center

435-773-0585 24hr Crisis Hotline. The Family Support Center (FSC) of Washington County believes in a community-centered, family-focused approach to supporting the needs of children and families. Crisis Care, Respite Care, Resource Referrals, Adoption Respite, Parent Education.

 

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah.

 

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC)

Free and confidential 24hr LINKLine: 1-800-897-5465.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationally for providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah. They advocate for the development of policies and practices that enhance victim safety and empowerment while raising awareness of the need for prevention and intervention. UDVC offers resources, education, events including LGBTQ+ services.

 

Washington County Police Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

435-627-4300 When you call be sure to request that a CIT trained officer responds to your call. Crisis Intervention Teams include specially trained law enforcement officers trained in tactics to effectively deal with a situation involving a person experiencing a mental health crisis. In order to be a CIT Officer they must successfully completed state authorized training, and pass required testing, to become certified as a Crisis Intervention Team Officer by the State of Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

 

SafeUT Smartphone App

The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.

Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing: supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.

These free services are confidential. Our counseling topics include:

  • Depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue
    Suicide prevention
    Loss and grief
    Bullying and cyberbullying
    Drug and alcohol problems
    Self-harm
    Relationship difficulties
    Any life challenge

 

It Gets Better Project

Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you. Visit our Get Help page to find LGBTQ+ youth support services in your community. Or, sign our pledge to commit to a world where all LGBTQ+ are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals! The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.

 

On Campus

 

DSU Health & Counseling Center

The DSU Health & Counseling Center provides acute health care, referral services, health education, and brief mental health services so that staff, students and faculty are able to pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. We work to provide high quality, cost-effective care for all DSU staff, faculty and students.   The DSU Health & Counseling Center also offers wellness programming that delivers educational services and information to teach healthy approaches to life, coping skills, and encouraging the development of healthy lifestyle behaviors.

HOPE Squad is a peer-to-peer program where students who have been identified by their classmates as trustworthy peers are trained to recognize students who are at-risk for committing suicide. HOPE Squad members are empowered to seek help and save lives. Contact the Health & Counseling Center to learn more about HOPE Squad.

 

Student Concern Form

Whether you are a concerned parent, friend, or student, the student concern form is one way that you can share that you are concerned about a student. Fill in as much information on the form as you can. Someone from the Student Success Center, or their designee, will reach out to provide the student with support and resources. If you would prefer to discuss your concern with someone directly, you can call the Student Success Center at 435.879.4691. Please note that if you provide your contact information, we may get in touch with you to get more information prior to contacting the student. We do everything we can to preserve your anonymity if you choose to remain anonymous with your concern.

Please be aware that this form goes to the DSU Student Success Center during normal business hours. It is not monitored after hours, on weekends, or on University holidays.

 

DSU Security and Campus Police Department

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors can reach our officers by calling 911 in the case of an emergency. If a situation does not actually rise to the level of an imminent emergency they may speak to one of our officers by calling the office; 435 652-7515, or calling the on duty officer cell; 435 619-1144.

Office Location: North Burns Offices (North side of M. Anthony Burns Arena). Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm *after hours call the duty phone.