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CRISIS RESPONSE

SAFE UTThe 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.

They can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide related issues.


University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)

501 Chipeta Way Salt Lake City, UT 84115

801-587-3000

Youth in immediate crisis and those who have complex mental health issues are treated in an inpatient treatment unit. The Child Unit (ages 5–12) and the Adolescent Units (ages 13–18) address the patient’s medical, psychological, and social needs in a safe, protected environment.

Following a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, a team of child-adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and nurses develop an individual treatment plan centered on: stabilization, solution-focused treatment, and triage to a less restrictive level of care. Treatment also includes individual and family therapy, medication management, and experiential therapies.

Kidstar is a daily treatment program for children 5–12 years of age that assists in clarifying the diagnosis of children with emotional and behavioral challenges. The treatment team includes board certified child/adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, expressive therapists, and an education specialist. Together they create an individualized treatment plan for each child.

Payment: Medicaid and most health insurance plans


UNI Crisis Line

801-587-3000

Services are available 24/7 both locally and statewide as the Utah affiliate for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1- 800-273-8255). Our licensed clinicians provide: prompt and compassionate crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information and referrals, follow-up services, emotional support and assistance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric crisis


UNI Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

801-587-3000

Triaged through the CrisisLine, UNI MCOT provides a free, prompt, face-to-face response to any resident of Salt Lake County who is experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

Youth and adult services teams are available 24/7 and offer consultation and support to: individuals, families, schools, treatment providers, and first responders


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.