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Live On Utah offering free suicide prevention courses

Sep 6, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: Sep 7, 2022, 11:32 am
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LEHI, Utah — September marks the start of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Utah is kicking it off with a first-of-its-kind educational prevention course. 

Today, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m., Live On Utah, along with Utah professionals, will host its first of ten lessons via Instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Those who join will hear from people like Allision Foust, the suicide prevention program administrator for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Joe Tuia’ana, a suicide prevention advocate, is also among the presenters.

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services said the course, “aims to help as many Utahns as possible become suicide prevention ambassadors.” 

Although the course will be free and accessible on Instagram, course leaders will be recording their lessons live from Silicon Slopes in Lehi. No sign-up is necessary.

Live On Utah also provides other resources for education and prevention on their social media and websites

If you or anyone you know are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call 988, the national suicide and crisis lifeline.

Or call 1-800-273-TALK, or the Huntsman Mental Health Institute 1-801-583-2500.

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Live On Utah offering free suicide prevention courses