Tooele County Health Department offers three Suicide Prevention Trainings:

QPR (Question Persuade Refer) is a suicide prevention program designed to train participants to recognize the signs of suicidal ideation, ask the person who is suffering directly about their suicidal intent and refer them to the appropriate resource for treatment. It is a free 1.5-2-hour training.

Vital Cog– designed to help middle-managers and upper-level management recognize the benefit of and develop mental health-friendly policies and practices within the workplace. It is a free 2-hour training.

Mental Health First Aid– a comprehensive 8-hour course where participants learn to identify signs of suicidal intent but also signs and symptoms of psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar, and other mental health crises. Participants learn to provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. It is 8 hours and there is a $85 participant fee.

To register for classes or for more information please contact Prevention Services at or 435-277-2478

Other Resources

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as 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 in the United States. All chat and text centers in the Lifeline network are accredited by either the American Association of Suicidology or the International Council for Helplines. Lifeline Chat and Text is available 24/7 across the U.S. and certain territories.

Live On Live On is the State Suicide Prevention Campaign. Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead, and Live On. Live On also has an Instagram page @liveonutah where you take an online suicide prevention training through 10 Instagram posts.

SafeUT Download the SafeUT app from Google Play or Apple App Store Call or text a counselor using this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255. The SafeUT line is designed to provide 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support in any type of crisis. Use it to get help and understanding for: relationship difficulties, loss and grief, depression, anxiety, school problems, drug & alcohol problems, self-harm, suicide, or any life challenge that concerns you. There is also the SAFEUTNG for the National Guard and Military and a SAFEUT for first responders.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) Call 435-843-3520 or 911
Tooele MCOT services are operated 24 hours a day 7 days a week for anyone in the Tooele County area. This state certified MCOT team and are certified, Case Managers, and mental health officers. This team is used for any type of mental health crisis and works with the State of Utah UNI crisis line.

Valley Behavioral Health Services-Tooele County or call 435-843-3520
100 South 1000 West, Tooele, UT 84074
Valley Behavioral Health offers outpatient mental health and substance use treatment for adults and children via in-clinic and telehealth. Tooele clinicians are highly trained and utilize innovative resources to achieve optimal short-term outcomes and long-term solutions. Clinicians provide evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy, Case Management, Medication Management, and more.
Valley Behavioral Health also offers Tooele’s School-Based Mental Health Services that provides children with an experienced mental health therapist at their school. Valley works closely with children, family, and school staff to increase success in class, with peers, family, and in the community. School-based services are located in various schools in Tooele County. Please contact us to see which schools participate.

Life’s Worth Living Foundation 435-248-LIVE (5483) The focus of this foundation is suicide awareness and suicide loss grief support. Support group meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 pm at Mountain West Medical Center 2055 N. Main Street, Tooele. Life’s Worth Living support is nondenominational and anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide is invited to attend.

The Trevor Project Lifeline 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project provides information and support for those who identify as LGBTQ+. Call, text, or chat 24/7 with trained counselors.

Caring Connections
Caring Connections provides excellent evidence-based bereavement care to grieving persons in the intermountain west through clinician facilitated support groups in person and online.
They offer five Grief Groups:
• Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend
• Adults grieving the death of a spouse or partner
• Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend to suicide
• Adults grieving the death of a family member or friend to an overdose
• Adults who have lost a family member or friend to COVID-1