representative steven eliason

The Utah App Revolutionizing Youth Suicide Prevention

Jan 29, 2018
SafeUT, a Utah app that allows students to text or call crisis workers, may be one of the tools lawmakers implement during the 2018 legislative session to prevent youth suicide.


SafeUT is a statewide suicide prevention service in the form of an app. It was created with funding from the Utah State Legislature in collaboration with University of Utah’s University Neuropsychiatric Institute, along with funding from other government bodies and donations.


According to the Utah Department of Health, 44 youths between the ages of 10 and 17 committed suicide in 2017.