Mental Health

Resources

  • Your primary care provider can provide mental health treatment or can help you get in touch with somebody that can help.
  • Call your health insurance provider to see what your plan covers.
  • Check with your employer to see if if an Employee Assistance Program is available
Free support groups and mentorship along with other services. Also provides a free online 8 week course for families with members with mental illness.
SAMHSA Referral Line
Also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information service for those seeking mental health and substance abuse help.
Utah mental health provider that offers free services for uninsured/low-income individuals
A resource that links you to your local mental health support and screenings with further resources to get help if needed.
A psychologist locator from the American Psychological Association that can help with finding mental health providers in your area for specific needs. Insurances accepted are also listed, but may not be up-to-date.
A Utah directory to psychologists and other mental health providers.
Psychology Today's Therapy Directory lists clinical professionals, psychiatrists and treatment centers who provide mental health services in the US and internationally.
Bloomquist Hale Employee Assistance offers solution-focused counseling for work or personal problems. Counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is always 100% confidential with no cost to you and your family.

For Parents

The Family Support Center provides its clients with a 24-hour crisis & respite nursery, a 24-hour information and referral service, and a parenting and youth education program.
National Parent Helpline
Trained advocates are available to listen, offer emotional support, help problem solve, help establish connections to local resources, and much more.
Mother-Baby Hope Line
A free telephone support line for pregnant women and mothers of young children where mental health providers will talk with you, answer questions and help you find the support you need.
Utah.gov’s resource database for mental health support in Utah in response to COVID-19.
Directory of healthcare professionals and organizations with specialized training in perinatal mental health concerns.
A good resource for those caring for children with a psychological condition.
An Australia-based web resource for that provides support for the emotional challenges of becoming a parent

For kids and teens

Ask a school counselor or someone in the front office for help.
Free online learnings/videos/guided meditations. Has paid options as well.
Primary Children’s Hospital Behavioral Intake
Families can access PCH’s Assessment, Referral, and Consultation services through a centralized entry point into care by calling this number. An Intake Specialist will help determine options for next steps.
Mental health courses and resources for kids with a great section of instructions for various coping skills and exercises.
130+ links to different mental health resources

Warm lines (not crisis)

IHC Emotional Relief Hotline
A free resource for health professionals and community members who need emotional health guidance. Callers are connected with a trained caregiver who can provide appropriate self-care tools, peer support, treatment options, crisis resources, and more.
Utah Warm Line
Support for healing and recovering from personal struggles. If you need to talk to someone and are a Utah resident, you can call the Utah Warm Line for that support.
Utah COVID-19 stress relief
Free counseling for COVID-19 related stress by crisis counselors ready to help with emotional support, crisis counseling, mental health education, coping strategies, and referral to additional services and professional help, if needed.

APPS

COVID Coach app (free)
The COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
myStrength (free through UDHHS)
An online tracking tool that helps manage stress, chronic pain, anxiety and more. Includes resources and support specific to COVID-19.
SafeUT (free)
Statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program that provides supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.
Breathe2Relax (free)
A portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn stress management skills.
Smiling Mind (free)
A free meditation app geared toward kids and adults.
MyLife (free)
A mindfulness and meditation app intended to help users cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. By Stop, Breathe, and Think.
Headspace (free for 10 sessions)
An app that helps teach the basics of mindfulness and meditation.
Panic Relief (free, upgrade for 0.99)
An app to help deal with panic, stress, and anxiety. Includes cartoons with animations that show how to cope with the unpleasant sensations in your body while staying mentally calm and in control.
notOK (free)
An app that takes the guesswork out of asking for help when you're feeling vulnerable. It notifies trusted contacts that they've been selected as your support group, so when the time comes and you need to reach out, you'll just have to open the app and press the large, red notOK™ button.
What’s Up (free)
A wellbeing app offering 24/7 safeguarding, wellbeing and emotional health support that includes a tool to rate mood, record in a personal journal, receive inspirational notifications, and more.
Wysa (free, paid subscription options available)
An artificially intelligent chatbot who can coach users to better cope with daily stressors.
This is not an app, but a guide to understanding and finding mental health resources. Also provides a list of 150+ mental health apps with ratings on credibility, user experience, and transparency.

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