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.
While suicide is a leading cause of death and many people report thoughts of suicide, the topic is still largely met with silence and shame. The state, along with private partners, launched Live On in May 2020, a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. The Live On campaign recognizes that suicide is not a one-size fits all problem. The name of the campaign and the written typography of the logo serves as a representation of individuality and hope during these dark times for Utah citizens. Data shows that Utah males have a significantly higher suicide rate compared to Utah females in every age group. And 85% of all gun-related deaths each year, are suicide deaths.
Liveonutah.org serves as a hub for resources, get help, give help, and getting involved. Ex: mental health resources available in Utah, how to recognize the risks, how to create a safety plan, and how to get connected in your community.
If you are considering suicide, call the Utah Crisis Line (in association with the National Suicide Prevention lifeline) 1.800.273.TALK (8255) – you will be connected with a licensed professional for help.
If you are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement, or encouragement, call the University of Utah Warm Line 801.587.1055 – you will be connected with a peer specialist for support.
Follow @liveonutah for more.