The emotional and mental impact of living with chronic illness can leave us feeling desperate for relief. The resources on this page intend to connect you with immediate support and living resources.
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