Park City School District officials are reminding students and parents to download the SafeUT mobile app. The app provides students confidential and anonymous two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff via one-touch options to “Call Crisisline,” “Chat Crisisline,” or “Submit a Tip.”
Developed by the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)the mobile app connects students directly to a UNI crisis counselor.
“SafeUT was rolled out across the state last year as a way to keep Utah students safe,” said Samantha Walsh, intervention counselor at Park City High. “Safe UT is one tool that students can utilized to be safe and well by taking care of themselves and taking care of each other.”
One key feature to the app is that it allows students to text an anonymous tip of any kind to their administrators. Students can also call or text the UNI crisis line directly from the app.
The SafeUT crisis text and tip line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from their smartphone. Licensed clinicians are available 24/7 to respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing support or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.
The app is free and the services are confidential. Counseling topics include: depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, suicide prevention, loss and grief, bullying and cyber bullying, drug and alcohol problems, self-harm, relationship difficulties, and any life challenge.