Mental Health Resources

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.
20 days 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.
1 month 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.
3 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.
3 months ago
Gov. Cox Ukraine State of the Union...
Mark Jones

May 7 declared as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Saturday, May 7 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah.
4 months ago
mental health daylight exposure...
Jacob Rueda

Researchers say mental health affected by daylight exposure

With daylight saving time possibly becoming permanent, researchers say daylight exposure can affect mental health, and more darkness during winter might be harmful,
5 months ago
Suicide prevention concert at the Maverik Center...
Jacob Rueda

Utah mental health centers ready for switch to new 988 number

Utah mental health facilities are preparing for an upgrade to the national suicide prevention number from a 10-digit number to a three-digit number.
5 months ago
TikTok teen...
Curt Gresseth

Is TikTok hurting your teen? Parents can help says counselor

Parents can help their teen make better decisions about their interactions with social media platforms like TikTok.
6 months ago
TikTok ban...
Curt Gresseth

Is it time for parents to remove kids from social media?

The Granite School District asks parents to take their children off social media if they can't monitor their kids' use of the apps.
8 months ago
depression in older adults drone video game...
Curt Gresseth

Can video games relieve depression in older adults? University of Utah study to find out.

Depression in older adults could be relieved by certain video games. A University of Utah Health study aims to find out.
8 months ago
(Dr. Deborah Bilder, left, and Dr. Amanda Bakian, right, speaking during a press conference on auti...
Paul Nelson

Doctors find autism rates among Utah children higher than previously thought

New data authored by researchers at the University of Utah shows there are far more children on the autism spectrum than previously thought.  Researchers say improvements in testing and diagnosing autism could be one reason for the increase.
9 months ago
utah staffing shortages...
Paul Nelson

Staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital reaches ‘critical state’

Officials say that the staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital is most strongly felt in the area of direct care positions.
9 months ago
virtual reality...
Amber Gentry

Utah veteran uses virtual reality to help others combat PTSD 

Veterans can use virtual reality to connect with doctors and fellow veterans, as well as play games to help ease stress they may be feeling.
9 months ago
Firearm Suicide - Suicide Prevention...
Kate Davis

Logan coffee shop offers help to those experiencing mental health crisis

Cache Coffee in Logan says it will safely store guns owned by anyone experiencing a mental health crisis in effort to reduce suicide.
10 months ago
emotional abuse moab police petito domestic violence strangulation gabby petito investigation...
Curt Gresseth

Emotional abuse in relationships can become physical abuse

Most physically abusive relationships begin with emotional or psychological abuse. Recognizing it is crucial says a Utah psychiatrist.
11 months ago
Safe UT app...
Paul Nelson

Analysts: Mental health calls to Safe UT app ‘more intense’ since pandemic

During the pandemic, the use of the Safe UT app has increased, especially calls for mental health services.
11 months ago
Veterans suicide...
Nick Wyatt

Veterans in Utah are at higher risk of suicide after years of improvement

Making the situation more difficult, veterans and the military still struggle with a stigma surrounding seeking professional help to prevent suicide.
11 months ago
(The George E. Whalen Veterans Medical Center in Salt Lake City.  Deseret News, file photo)...
Paul Nelson

VA of Salt Lake City increasing outreach to vets in the wake of Afghanistan attack

The attacks in Afghanistan could trigger mental health issues for vets.
12 months ago
suicide...
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
Simone Biles, Olympics...
Mark Jones

Local expert gives insight on Simone Biles situation

Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics earlier this week to put her mental health back in order. One local expert gives his take on Biles' decision.
1 year ago
(Fire crews had to remove the roof of the damaged apartments because it kept collapsing, making it ...
Paul Nelson

Family of man accused of starting apartment fire in Murray say mental illness and lack of care were factors in the blaze

MURRAY – Family members of a man accused setting a Murray apartment complex on fire say there is more to his story.  They say he has been dealing with severe mental health problems, and they believe the fire could have been prevented if he had access to proper care. Police booking affidavits say Forrest Wilkinson […]
1 year ago
LGBTQ child...
Curt Gresseth

Dave & Dujanovic: Talking to your LGBTQ+ child

Despite the increase in people identifying as LGBTQ+, mental health issues remain prevalent, especially among young populations. 
1 year ago
Pride Story Garden...
Dan Bammes

Pride Story Garden opens at City-County Building

Utah Pride Center opened the Pride Story Garden for those who'd like to hear the stories of Utah's LGBTQ+ communities.
1 year ago
Mental HEALTH CRISIS CENTER...
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

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