Stabilization and mobile response

Stabilization and Mobile Response (SMR)

Call 1-833-723-3326 or 988 to get help from an SMR team for your youth. It's free.

It can be hard to know

if your child’s thoughts and behaviors are normal for their age or a sign of something more serious. Sometimes you may not know where to turn for help—and you may need help right now if your child: 

  • Threatens to hurt themself or others
  • Is verbally or physically aggressive
  • Uses substances
  • Destroys or steals property
  • Is withdrawn from friends or peers
  • Has difficulty in school
  • Experiences depression or anxiety
  • Bullies or is bullied
  • Often runs away
  • Has severe changes in mood
  • Is experiencing grief or loss
  • Self-harms (cutting, suicide attempts)
  • May have experienced or witnessed trauma

Call 1-833-723-3326 or 988 and get help from a stabilization and mobile response (SMR) team.

Proof of citizenship, insurance, or a social security number is NOT REQUIRED to get help.

Trained, caring professionals can provide free resources, services, and support. We can visit your home or do visits virtually. You can call for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A mobile crisis response team can help address urgent challenges your child is having. These services are free to everyone in Utah, no matter where you live.  

What a mobile crisis response team can do

  • Make sure you and your child are safe right now.
  • Provide a crisis assessment. This tells you what kind of help your child or family may need.  
  • Create a safety plan in case of another crisis or challenge. 
  • Connect your family to other helpful resources.

Proof of citizenship, insurance, or a social security number is NOT REQUIRED to get help.

Your family may also benefit from weekly visits from trained mental health professionals. These are called stabilization services. These services are free but may not be available in every county. A trained mental health professional will visit your family 2 or 3 times each week for 6-8 weeks. They help your family: 

  • Learn how to communicate and interact with each other in a more healthy way.
  • Create plans to prepare for and prevent future challenges.
  • Find resources and support.

Quotes from families who have used these services:

 “I'm so grateful I had someone I could call when I don't know what else to do for my depressed teen. It feels like there is nothing you can do unless your child is actively suicidal - this is a great middle space that saved us an ER visit and gave me support and expert advice! Thank you for developing the desperately needed program!!” 

"Our family was introduced to SMR during a really hard time in our lives. A crisis worker came to our house the night our son ran away. They met with us after the cops came and he was found. We were at a loss on where to start to get our son the help he needed and to know how to parent at this point. The crisis worker spoke with our son, made sure he felt safe and did an assessment.

They then met with my husband and I. Resources were shared with us and a plan was made to help our family. A crisis worker came to our house twice a week for a while and worked with the three of us. The SMR program saved us. The crisis worker created a safe space for my son to speak his mind and for us to communicate and parent better. It helped us transition to a therapist for our son to continue working with. I'm so grateful for this resource that was made available to our family."