Mental Health

The Utah House has advanced the bill that bans transgender-related surgeries on minors and pauses t...
Aimee Cobabe

Equality Utah supports bill clarifying rules for therapists when it comes to conversion therapy for minors

Equality Utah is supporting a bill adjusting rules for therapists when it comes to conversion therapy for minors.
13 hours ago
A woman wearing white sitting in front of a light box...
Michelle Lee

Winter blues: light therapy and lifestyle changes can help

SALT LAKE CITY – With the chilly weather and the shorter days, many people are prone to experience the winter blues. In the latest Let’s Get Moving with Maria podcast episode, host Maria Shilaos spoke with Dr. Jason Hunziker from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute about ways people can overcome the winter blues. Seasonal depression […]
1 day ago
A bill on transgender healthcare — banning transgender-related surgeries and puberty blockers for...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV and Aimee Cobabe, KSL NewsRadio

Utah Senate approves changes to transgender care bill, passes on to Gov. Cox

SB16 bans gender-confirming surgeries for minors and also places a moratorium on puberty blockers for minors.
11 days ago
a row of guns are pictured...
Mark Jones

KSL at Night: How do we solve gun violence?

KSL at Night hosts Taylor Morgan and Maura Carabello speak with Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council about gun violence.
13 days ago
Three bills dealing with transgender youth in Utah have easily passed through the Utah Senate....
Simone Seikaly

Transgender youth-related bills pass Senate, advance to Utah House

Three bills that dealing with transgender-related issues have been approved by the Utah Senate and now move to the Utah House for consideration.
18 days ago
social media...
Curt Gresseth

Utah congressman discusses his bill to ban US teens under 16 from using social media

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, discusses his new bill that would ban American kids younger than 16 from using social media platforms.
19 days ago
An hour after Utah's senate passed a vote on the bill that bans transgender-related surgeries for m...
Lindsay Aerts

Bill banning transgender-related surgeries on minors advances after key Senate vote

SB16, sponsored by Sen. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, places a ban on transgender-related surgeries for minors.
19 days ago
mental health...
Elizabeth Weiler

Davis County offering free mental health screening event for teens

The free event will allow Parents and their teens in 7th through 12th grade to check in with a mental health professional in person.
20 days ago
Next Thursday, Gov. Spenser Cox will deliver the 2023 State of the State Address to the Utah Legis...
Mark Jones

Social media to blame for decline of mental health of youth, Gov Cox says

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says social media is having a negative impact on the mental health of the youth.
25 days ago
utah school enrollment...
Allessandra Harris

Davis School District has support team for military-connected children

Davis School District has a Military Support Team that provides help for students with connections to the military.
26 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox announced Utah Court of Appeals Judge Jill M. Pohlman is his nominee to serve on t...
Mark Jones

Gov. Cox expresses concern over social media impact on children

Concerns over the impact social media is having on the state's children were raised by Gov. Spencer Cox during an symposium on Tuesday.
27 days ago
Spreading kindness doesn't have to be complicated. (Stock photo, Getty Images)...
Sandee LaMotte, CNN

The health benefits of a random act of kindness

Spreading kindness not only helps others feel better about themselves — it can also boost the giver's health and happiness, according to research. It's a win-win for all.
3 months ago
world suicide prevention day 2020...
Amie Schaeffer and Lindsay Aerts

Utah adults have highest mental illness rate in country

A study found 26.86% of adults in Utah report some kind of mental illness including substance use disorder and thoughts of suicide.
4 months ago
susan powell candlelight vigil...
Elizabeth Weiler

Domestic violence awareness with candlelight walk

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U.S. have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. 
4 months ago
USU Aviation The Utah State University Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) created a series of r...
Adam Small

USU opens new mental health fund in memorial of Coach Anderson’s fallen son

Utah State University hopes the Robert Cason Anderson Mental Health and Wellness fund will help provide resources to athletes and staff.
5 months ago
utah women suicide...
Simone Seikaly

In Utah, more women are likely to attempt suicide than men

Utah women have specific risk factors for suicide, including domestic violence, religious dissonance, opioid and substance use, and LGBTQ+ identies.
5 months ago
suicide 988...
Lindsay Aerts

Misinformation spreads about new suicide prevention lifeline 988

Some who've called the suicide prevention hotline 988 are using social media to spread concern about police being sent to their homes.
5 months ago
Former US President Donald Trump's Twitter account has been reinstated on the platform....
Simone Seikaly

Twitter self-harm hashtag concerning for Utah mental health experts

A Twitter hashtag linked to self-harm content on the social media platform prompts concern from Utah mental health experts.
5 months ago
Gov. Cox mental health...
Allie Litzinger

Gov. Cox opens up about past mental heath struggles at press conference

Gov. Cox spoke of a friend's suicide, Utah's high suicide rate, and resources that are available to those experiencing mental health issues.
6 months ago
kids and body image KSL radio...
Simone Seikaly

How to help kids maintain a healthy body image in the digital age

Body image issues can arise in kids as young as 3 years of age. A psychiarist joins Dave and Dujanovic to offer insight.
6 months ago
Incumbent Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, debates GOP primary challenger Erin Rider aon Tuesday, May 31...
Simone Seikaly

Rep Stewart’s suicide prevention hotline, 988, goes live this week

It's been a long time in the making but the new number to call for suicide prevention, 988, will finally be live across the nation this week.
7 months ago
mental health rural...
Don Brinkerhoff

Staffing may be short at Huntsman Mental Health Institute; expert says reach out anyways if you need help

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute is experiencing a staffing shortage, but Business Operations Manager Anne Stephens says to call anyways if you need help.
8 months ago
Two cases of hepatitis have been found in Utah....
Amanda Dickson

Mental health services expanding for children (and parents) in Utah

Utah officials note a 300% increase in mental health crises in children over the last ten years. Immediate help can be a gamechanger.
9 months ago
alex boye is performing at suicide prevention concert...
Waverly Golden

Alex Boyé performs at Utah Suicide Prevention Concert

Alex Boye will be performing at a suicide prevention concert that has free admission. Tickets are already sold out.
9 months ago

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