December 13, 2018
The need for mental health services on college campuses is growing. More and more students are seeking assistance for issues like depression or anxiety and Utah college administrators are taking notice. As they work to meet the increasing demands, one option they are pointing students towards for help is the SafeUT App. Read all about how colleges in the state are working to help students below.
Deseret News: Utah colleges want students to know it’s OK for me to say ‘I need help’
The SafeUT App is effective at providing students with real-time, practical help in the form of crisis counseling, suicide prevention, or referral services. Additionally, students can submit confidential tips to school administrators on threats, violence, or bullying.
The SafeUT program was developed with funding from the Utah State Legislature in collaboration with the Utah Attorney General’s Office, Utah State Office of Education, Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition, and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.
Take a look at some of the history and success of the SafeUT App from the last year.
KSL5TV: AG Reyes Talks About SafeUT App with KSL
*Florida reference to Parkland, FL shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool
KSL-TV: Safe Schools: SafeUT app uniquely managed by social workers, mental health professionals
Deseret News: SafeUT app making inroads despite 36 youth suicides so far in 2017
Deseret News: University of Utah shouldering growing costs of SafeUT app as use proliferates