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SafeUT reaches 1 million messages for first the time

Dec 8, 2022, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:13 pm
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The SafeUT app is a crisis chat and tip line that provides real-time crisis assistance for students, parents, and educators. (SafeUT)
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SALT LAKE CITY — SafeUT, an app that connects people in crisis to a counselor, has exchanged one million messages with users in a single year. This is a first in its six-year history. 

Dénia-Marie Ollerton, manager at SafeUT, said she was blown away when she learned about the news.

“That million indicates more of the intensity of the conversation,” said Ollerton. “I think that to me just says people are really really in need of support, of help.”

SafeUT worked with first responders to conduct 349 life-saving interventions. A 17% increase from the previous year. Additionally, Ollerton said that they are willing to talk about pretty much anything. 

“We talk about pretty much anything somebody wants to throw at us,” said Ollerton. “We call ourselves a crisis tip line, and the school safety tip line and crisis means something different to everybody.”

Ollerton encourages anyone to download the app, whether it’s for themselves, or someone else, and give it a try.

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