Healthy Mind Matters

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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.
3 months ago
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Curt Gresseth

After daughter’s suicide attempt, mom wants to give kids tools to break free

After her teen daughter's suicide attempt, a mother is on a mission to give kids resources to fight against the stigma of seeking help.
1 year ago
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Dan Bammes

Groundbreaking is set for mental health crisis care center in SLC

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute will break ground Wednesday at noon for its new $34 million crisis care center in South SLC.
1 year ago
Architect's rendering of the Translational Research building at the Huntsman Mental Health Institut...
Dan Bammes

Huntsman Mental Health Institute to add new research building

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah plans to add a new $150 million Translational Research facility
1 year ago
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Dan Bammes

Grants will help Huntsman Mental Health Institute determine rural needs

The mental health needs of rural Utahns are one of the first things that will be addressed after several large donations.
1 year ago
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Ike Yospe

Reasons to Hope with Amanda Dickson

Thursday September 10th is National Suicide Prevention Day. Join KSL’s Amanda Dickson at 1:00 PM for a special hour entitled “Reasons to Hope,” presented by Salt Lake Behavioral Health. If you or someone you love is in crisis, call the Utah Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255. Follow @ikeyospe
2 years ago
Suicide rate in Utah during COVID-19...
Dan Bammes

Utah suicide rate remains stable during the pandemic

Despite multiple additional stressors, the Utah suicide rate has remained stable through the spring and summer of 2020.
2 years ago
Stress App Utah...
Todd Fooks

Utah has a free stress management app

Stress. The new Utah stress managenent app, myStrength can help with that. Eric Tadehara says tensions are running high and Utahns should take advantage.
2 years ago
Paige Kennedy is graduating with a 3.9 GPA and has a full ride to Southern Utah University to study...
Kelli Pierce

The Class of 2020: Overcoming anxiety to graduate on top

Paige Kennedy will be attending SUU on a full scholarship and hopes to help cure diseases someday. But it took more than just brains to get to the top of the class; Paige has dealt with major anxiety for years. 
2 years ago
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Curt Gresseth

Live Mic: Driver saves life of suicidal man on highway’s edge

Kelli Snider knew something was wrong when she spotted a young man standing too close to rushing incoming vehicle on a highway in northern Utah.
3 years ago
Meth overdoses surpass opioids...
Kelli Pierce

CDC: More Utahns are dying from meth overdoses than fentanyl ODs

a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says there are more methamphetamine overdoses in Utah than those from fentanyl
3 years ago
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Mary Richards

3 digit suicide prevention hotline getting closer

A three-digit national hotline for suicide prevention is one step closer to being ready.  The FCC recommends 988 be used, and has forwarded that recommendation to Congress.
3 years ago
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Kelli Pierce

Wallsburg man charged with sexually abusing boy

A Wallsburg man has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The alleged action took place against an 8-year-old boy on Mount Timpanogos.
3 years ago
One of the state's biggest retail collections of used books will close its doors at the end of June...
Mark Jackson

End of an era, Eborn Books announces the closing of its retail location

It’s called Utah’s largest retailer of new, used, rare and out-of-print books for sale on it’s website and now Eborn Books will be leaving its long-time digs on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. 
3 years ago
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Kelli Pierce

Canyons School District to expand social-emotional learning program

The Canyons School District is planning to expand the Second Step program, which teaches young students how to deal with emotional problems.
3 years ago
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Peter Samore

Doctor explains reasons behind dropping U.S. life expectancy

For the first time since 1915, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for three straight years. Now, we’re learning why.
4 years ago
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Peter Samore

In suicide prevention, experts urge constant referral for help

PARK CITY — These past two days, KSL Newsradio has talked about QPR training to deal with depression and suicide ideation. “Q” stands for question. “P” stands for persuade. “R” stands for refer. You’ve asked the question if someone is troubled. Then, you’ve persuaded that person to get help. “It’s now time to figure out […]
4 years ago
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Peter Samore

Training rising for ‘CPR’ of suicide prevention

PARK CITY — The holidays are a time for joy and family, but for some, they can trigger depression, and even suicidal thoughts. But a new training is helping Utahns detect struggles in our loved ones to prevent tragedy. It’s the CPR of mental health. You’re keeping someone alive until professional help arrives. “You’re providing […]
4 years ago
LONDON - OCTOBER 30:  Lorna Want (L) who plays the part of Juliet and Andrew Bevis who plays the pa...
Paul Nelson

Mental health experts to be on hand for Romeo and Juliet

The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest fictional tragedies of all time, but mental health and suicide prevention experts are trying to keep the story from sparking real-life tragedies here in Utah. 
4 years ago
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Peter Samore

Outpatient day therapy helps fight depression, behavioral issues

Depression knows no bounds, especially in teenagers who suffer from it and other behavioral issues. But hope still abounds for them in the form of outpatient day therapy in Utah.
4 years ago
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Peter Samore

Patient: Without Ketamine, ‘I would welcome death at any point’

More clinics throughout Utah are providing Ketamine, an anesthetic used to medically induce sleep in patients for surgery, to fight depression.
4 years ago
Experts suggest ERPO as a way to prevent suicide...
Maria Shilaos

Preventing suicide: extreme risk protection orders

Public health professionals, law enforcement and other advocates of suicide prevention are working to expand the use of a policy often called an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) or extreme risk law.
4 years ago
Magnetic therapy is one alternative to traditional treatments for clinical depression....
Peter Samore

Patients seek ‘last resort’ alternatives to treat depression

Imagine you have clinical depression. You’ve spent years trying all sorts of talk therapies and dozens of medications. Yet, the bad, foggy thoughts – including suicidal ones – just won’t go away. There is still hope in the forms of alternative, lesser known treatments for depression right here in Utah. One is “magnetic therapy.”
4 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Healthy Mind Matters Resource Guide

  MENTAL HEALTH While it is important to focus on your physical health – it is equally important to look after your health of your mind. Behavioral health problems can also manifest in physical symptoms. The goal towards wellness includes mind, body and soul. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S experiences mental illness […]
4 years ago

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