The emotional distress of living with a chronic illness can leave us feeling desperate for relief. Here are resources to help you in those moments.
If you are currently experiencing a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The BHC community needs you to know:
You are not alone.
We need you in this world!
- Suicide: Read This First, is a personal message from an individual who understands what it is like to live in pain.
- National Warm Line Directory outlines the warm lines throughout the United States, where individuals experiencing crisis can all or text for support services.
- IMAlive is an online crisis network that can be reached 24/7.
- Killing Me Softly: FM/CFS & Suicide
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nation-wide mental health organization full of resources, education, and support.
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
- American Association of Suicidology
If you are a Veteran in crisis, or are concerned about one, connect with caring, qualified responders for confidential help through the Veterans Crisis Line.
- Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
- Text 838255
- Or chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
If you or someone you care about has or is experiencing domestic or relationship-based violence and needs support, advice, and connections to a safe place please do not wait to seek help.
- ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help is a website dedicated to connecting those with ME/CFS/FM with supports and informational resources.
- 211 (operated by United Way), is a nation-wide service that connects individuals to resources in their region. This includes food, housing, utility assistance, legal aid, and more.
- ☎️ Call 211 and enter your zip code, or go online at 211unitedway.org to find available resources near you.
- Interactive Self-Care Guide is an interactive flow chart to work through when you emotionally “feel like shit.”
- Pandora Delivers is a short-term emergency service that delivers fresh meals at no cost to you.
- My Strength is an online tool where you can find help for stress, anxiety, chronic pain and more. You create your own account (free of charge) and find resources/programs that are tailored to where you are in your journey.
- The Council for Sustainable Healing
- AMMES Financial Crisis Fund assists pw ME/CFS and FM who find themselves unable to meet a critical need. These needs can include anything from making a rent payment, paying utilities, or making a copay.
- Miracle Flights provides flights for those in need of life-changing medical care not found in their local communities.
- University of Utah Health Crisis Hotline: 801-587-3000
- University of Utah Warm Line: 801-587-1055 (for individuals who are not in crisis but could use support)
- Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: 800-897-5465 (LINK)
- Dial 211 and enter your zip code. This is an easy-to-remember number that connect people to services such as housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid and more.
- Visit 211.Utah.org
- Intermountain Healthcare Behavioral Health Access Centers
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! WE CARE ABOUT YOU!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
WE CARE ABOUT YOU!