Utah State Department of Human Services
Garrett Lee Smith State

The Utah Youth Hope Project is committed to reducing the rate of fatal and non-fatal suicides for youth and young adults in Utah. Key partners will work together to implement a comprehensive approach to youth suicide prevention and early intervention both statewide and in targeted areas. The following goals is to increase the number of adults who interact with youth who are prepared to respond to youth at risk for suicide, increase access to and quality of behavioral health care for youth at risk for suicide, to improve rapid follow up and care transitions for youth and young adults at risk suicide , to increase implementation evidence based early intervention and screening assessment strategies, and increase state and local capacity to implement evidence based post suicide intervention strategies.