A crisis can happen to anyone. A life event or circumstances can be a crisis point. Some of those circumstances include life-threatening situations, such as natural disasters (such as an earthquake or tornado), sexual assault or other criminal victimization, medical or mental illness, loss or drastic changes in relationships (death of a loved one or divorce, for example). Crisis intervention is available to interrupt the downward spiral and return the individual to their usual level of pre-crisis functioning.
What is 988?
- We believe in providing agriculture specific crisis support. When you call 988 in Utah, you will have access to crisis workers trained in these specific areas:
- The Total Farmer Health Model
- AgriBusiness Factors Impacting Mental Well Being
- Agriculture Work Factors
- Family Dynamics
- Agrarian Culture and Values
- Special Populations
- US Agricultural Producer Demographics
- Agricultural Community Healthcare Challenges
- Opioids and Alcohol Issues in Agriculture
- Suicide and Agriculture
Is Someone You Know in Crisis?
- If someone you know is struggling with mental health or having a hard time, you can play a key role in getting them the help they need. Please urge them to call 988 or seek out resources found on this page. Keep in mind, playing a support role may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out to 988 for support yourself.
Additional Crisis Services:
- Please consider these additional crisis intervention:
- 211 national database of available social services.
- The Trevor life line for LGBTQ teens 1-866-488-7386
- Crisis Text Line: text the word ‘Home’ to 741-741
When to seek in-person emergency services:
- If you’re having a mental health crisis and feel you may hurt yourself or someone else, it’s important to get help right away — a trip to the emergency room might be your best option.What will happen if you visit the emergency room? They’ll ask you questions about the following:
- your current symptoms
- when your symptoms started
- your mental health history
- any relevant medical diagnoses
- If you’ve gone to the ER because of thoughts of suicide, you’ll probably be assessed for risk. This will help your medical team determine the level of care you need.