Suicide Prevention

FILE -- Rabbi Benny Zippel of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah conducts the ceremony as the lighting of a m...
Curt Gresseth

One person can be the light for someone in a dark place, says rabbi

Utah Rabbi Avremi Zippel is working to create a dedicated webpage for young Jewish professionals to help them help those in despair.
1 month ago
FILE - This Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, file photo shows application icons from left, Facebook, Facebook...
Curt Gresseth

Social-media envy got you down during Christmas? Doc has holiday tips.

Social media can unplug your Christmas lights, if you are not careful. A mental health expert stuffs your stockings with tips and advice on how to avoid sliding into holiday depression.
1 month ago
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Paul Nelson and Heather Kelly

Davis School District will investigate suicide of autistic girl

The Davis School District announced it is taking more steps to investigate the suicide of a 10-year-old girl.
2 months ago
Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old...
Heather Kelly

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

Utah Jazz honor 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor with a moment of silence before their game. The team also donated $50,000 to her family's campaign in her honor.
2 months ago
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Ladd Eagan, KSL TV

Mental health magnet being mailed to Alpine District parents

The postcard-sized magnet features information and telephone numbers for use in a mental health emergency.
4 months ago
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Dan Bammes

Thanks to youth, there’s less stigma when seeking suicide prevention help

There are many suicide prevention resources in Utah, especially for young people who are also leading the way in lessening the stigma.
4 months ago
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Dan Bammes

No surge in suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic

Utah officials say suicides did not increase during the pandemic, in part because the work the state is doing to prevent suicides is paying off.
5 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.
5 months ago
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Curt Gresseth and Saige Miller

Inside Sources: Utah organization aims to provide mental health support to youth, adults

A mental health crisis is gathering, but the good news is the stigma surrounding mental health is easing, say two professionals who are on a mission to connect children and teens with mental health support.
7 months ago
Saratoga Springs...
Simone Seikaly

Saratoga Springs police officer injured by knife in rescue attempt

Police say a Saratoga Springs officer is being treated after helping rescue a man in Eagle Mountain who wanted to end his own life.
9 months ago
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Simone Seikaly

Utahns walk 100 miles for suicide awareness and prevention

Suicide awareness and prevention are the goals of the Life's Worth Living Foundation, based in Tooele, Utah.
9 months ago
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Kelli Pierce

BYU study: Kindness to neighbors helps fight loneliness

Brigham Young University , BYU, completed a study on kindness to neighbors reporting it improves feelings of loneliness and connections.
1 year ago
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Kelli Pierce

CDC reports a surge in kids visiting the ER for mental health issues

A spike in the number of kids going to the ER for mental health issues. Many Utah hospitals are worried but haven't seen the surge.
1 year ago
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Brody Wooddell

New park bench provides a suicide prevention message, and a place to rest

An Illinois park now has a very special bench, with a message intending to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention.
1 year ago
Staff Sergeant Ryan Graves talks about the death of his fellow solider, Staff Sergeant Jason Lowe, ...
SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press

As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

Within the ranks of the storied 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 10 soldiers have taken their own lives so far this year.
1 year ago
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Colby Walker

Bill to designate 988 as national suicide hotline number heads to president’s desk

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart's bill to create a three-digit national suicide hotline is heading to the president's desk. The Suicide Prevention Act would establish 988 as the national hotline number for those experiencing mental health emergencies.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
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Kelli Pierce

Utah County seeing spikes in mental health, domestic violence calls

Law enforcement is seeing a spike in mental health wellness and domestic violence calls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March.
2 years ago
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Paul Nelson

Utah launches three year, multi-million dollar suicide prevention campaign

Utah state leaders are launching a new suicide prevention campaign to stop the hundreds of suicides in Utah every year. They want people who are suffering to know where to turn if they need help, especially during trying times like a global pandemic.
2 years ago
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Taylor Romine, CNN

An ER doctor who continued to treat patients after she recovered from Covid-19 has died by suicide

Lorna Breen, an ER doctor in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian hospital system, died by suicide, her father said.
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.
2 years ago
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Mary Richards

Utah’s suicide rate dips slightly after years

Utah's suicide rate dropped just slightly in 2018.
2 years ago
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Paul Nelson

Mental health days… not just “days off”

Psychologists all over the world are praising the effectiveness of mental health days for people battling depression of anxiety.  However, they say there are right ways and wrong ways to do them.  Plus, they say teens who feel they need one should avoid screen time, altogether.
2 years ago
(Viewmont High School, the site of the first mental health screening.  Credit: Paul Nelson)...
Paul Nelson

Youth mental health screenings offered in Davis County

Davis County is taking big steps to bring teen mental health and suicide prevention to the forefront. They’re giving mental health screenings
2 years ago

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