St. Paul UMC, local family help fund ads for teen crisis phone app

April 20, 2016
Lillian Jensen, far right, stands with the Burningham family during worship at St. Paul UMC on April 10.
Story and photos submitted by the Rev. Carol Loftin
Pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Copperton, Utah

The UT Safe phone app connects youth with a behavioral health facility in Salt Lake City.Lillian Tsosie Jensen, from the Utah State Office of Education, worshiped at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Copperton, Utah, on April 10. During worship, Lillian shared with the members of the church a heartwarming story of the dragonfly. She was given a $705 check by the Burninghams from St. Paul UMC’s Bucket of Love to go towards helping prevent teen crisis and suicide. The money will go towards printing costs for the advertisement of the “UT Safe” phone app.

The app is especially targeted toward youth, and will allow quick access to the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), a highly ranked hospital and behavioral health facility in Salt Lake City. These funds were given by the Burningham family in remembrance of their sons Tyler and Bradley. The family requested the business card size advertisement be given to their local children’s schools. The phone app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple App store.