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Crisis Intervention

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.


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