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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) ☎️
  • text “ANSWER” to 839863  📱

Crisis Text Line

  • US and Canada: text “HOME” to 741741 📱
  • UK: text 85258
  • Ireland: text 50808

The BHC community needs you to know:

You are not alone.

You matter.

We need you in this world!

Crisis Resources

Crisis Supports

Veteran Supports

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.

Domestic Violence

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.

Living Support

  • 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 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.

Utah Resources

  • 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.
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  • Intermountain Healthcare Behavioral Health Access Centers