UTAH STRONG Crisis Counseling Program Launches

The UTAH STRONG Crisis Counseling Program has been developed to assist people in finding ways to cope with stress caused by Coronavirus (COVID19). UTAH STRONG provides free crisis counseling services through virtual outreach, public education, emotional support, education, information and referral and will be working toward community outreach once the State opens up.  There are no medical or financial screening methods to qualify to receive services. UTAH STRONG staff are available to individuals, families, community groups, service organizations, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, those experiencing homelessness, tribes and cultural minority groups.  The Program is operated by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Department of Human Services and is funded through a grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and facilitated with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program is fully HIPAA-compliant. No records are kept or shared for those taking advantage of the service.

The current grant funds the program through August 2020, but may be extended. If you need any assistance dealing with the stress of COVID-19, call, text or email today.

If you have questions or need help, please call or text: 1-385-386-2289 or email your first name and number to UtahStrong@utah.gov.  They are available 7 days a week from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.  After Hours if you need an immediate response please contact the SAMSHA Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5900 or the UNI Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)