Mental Health Resources

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.
2 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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.
6 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.
7 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,
8 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.
9 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.
10 months ago
Image of TikTok offices in the United States....
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.
11 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.
11 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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

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