SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old by donating $50,000

Nov 12, 2021, 9:50 AM | Updated: 10:24 am
Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old...
Isabella Faith Tichenor, 10, is pictured on a GoFundMe webpage that was created on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. The 10-year-old took her own life after her mother said she was a frequent victim of bullying at her school in Davis County. Photo: Screenshot from GoFundMe.com

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor before the start of their game Thursday night. 

Thurl Bailey, former Jazz player turned broadcast announcer, asked the fans to take a moment of silence to remember Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor who took her own life.  Izzy’s mother, Brittany Tichenor, said school bullying likely played a role.

The Utah Jazz Foundation announced they donated $50,000 to the  “Stand for Izzy” GoFundMe campaign in the girl’s honor. The fund’s goal is $150,000.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or exhibiting warning signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Utah Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, which is answered 24/7/365 by crisis counselors at Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

You can also text TALK to 741741, and parents, students and educators can download the SafeUT app chat or call 833-3SAFEUT (723388) to connect with a licensed crisis counselor.

*KSL NewsRadio does not assure that the money deposited to the account directly benefits the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.


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