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Lindsay Aerts

Student accused of attacking Kearns High teacher has special needs, district says

The Granite School district is now investigating what it calls an “egregious” attack on a teacher in the classroom. That teacher is said to be recovering, as is an Assistant Principal and a resource officer who assisted the teacher.
20 hours ago
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Emma Benson

‘Because of Hannah’: Utah mom who lost daughter to suicide provides resources for others

Laura Warburton remembers her daughter, Hannah, as a warrior.
10 days ago
K9 Lifeline in Draper (KSL TV)...
Ken Fall

Have you taken the time off you deserve? Your healthy self wants you to

Each year nearly half of American workers don't take all their paid time off. And that's generally not a good idea.
28 days ago
SafeUT app...
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com 

SafeUT app sees ‘record-breaking’ use in 2023

The SafeUT app saw "record-breaking" utilization during 2023, program leaders and partners announced Tuesday.
30 days ago
An Alaska Airlines pilot's alleged attempt to shut off engines mid-flight has aviation experts scru...
Pete Muntean and Gregory Wallace, CNN

Pilots can lose their jobs for getting mental health care

Commercial airline pilots are required to hold what’s called a first class medical certificate, which mandates a visit to an FAA-designated doctor, known as an aviation medical examiner, every 12 months for pilots 40 years old and younger.
1 month ago
Kelsey (left) and Wendy Fayle (right) holding up a NAMI sign. (Courtesy: Wendy Fayle)...
Candice Madsen, KSL TV

NAMI Utah offers free classes for parents and adolescents dealing with mental illness

NAMI is offering free classes for both parents and adolescents that are dealing with mental illness.
1 month ago
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Karah Brackin

Gov. Cox, first lady Abby Cox hold annual summit for mental health of children

Gov. Spencer Cox and first lady Abby Cox held an annual summit Tuesday addressing mental health of children.
1 month ago
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Debbie Worthen

Utah State University hosts panel on suicide prevention for student-athletes

The message at Utah State University during a suicide prevention workshop Monday night emphasized the importance of seeking help.
1 month ago
Rachel Lam practicing Qigong, a form of Chinese mediation, to help with her mental health....
Ken Fall

Lessons from one woman’s journey with depression

A toolkit of practices and therapies helped this mom find balance in life.
1 month ago
YCC text messages...
Alex Cabrero

YCC Family Crisis Center in Ogden now accepting text messages

It is certainly not the easiest job out there. Amber Paaso will be the first to tell you she's burned out of doing it in the past. 
1 month ago
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Sanjay Gupta, CNN

Surgeon General warns of impact social media has on mental health of teens, young adults

The U.S. Surgeon General is once again warning of the impacts of social media on mental health, especially among teens and young adults.
1 month ago
The front of Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah. (Ben B. Braun/Deseret News)...
Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts and Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Investigators reopen case involving complaints against Juan Diego High coach

The district attorney has asked Draper police to reopen an investigation into a Juan Diego High football coach after parents have complained about his behavior.
2 months ago
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Ladd Egan and Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Utah adds Spanish version of suicide prevention tool on World Mental Health Day

Utah celebrated World Mental Health Day with a first-of-its-kind prevention training — in Spanish.
2 months ago
A welcome message to patients from the Receiving Center. (Huntsman Mental Health Institute)...
Brianna Chavez and Mary Culbertson

Mental health receiving center revamped, now open in Salt Lake City

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute's Receiving Center opened again to the public after being revamped with new services and more space. While located on the University of Utah campus, the center opens it's doors to anyone that needs it, 24/7.
2 months ago
Dexton Obray was only 14 years old when he took his life in Monroe, Utah in October 2022. Since his...
Aley Davis

7th grade football player spreads mental health awareness after losing teammate to suicide

A 12-year-old boy is working to raise awareness after his football teammate died by suicide in October 2022.
3 months ago
Aron and Joe Tuia'ana (KSL TV)...
Peter Rosen

Utah man’s mission began on an overpass

Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. For Joe Tuia'ana that’s more than a statistic.
3 months ago
Tami Bellefeuille working in the Intermountain Health’s pain management program. (Ken Fall/KSL TV...
Ken Fall

Overcoming the grip of opioid dependence

Heber City woman moves past opioids to a life free from debilitating pain.
3 months ago
Branson Callor...
Candice Madsen

Huntsman Mental Health Institute leads world’s largest genetic study of suicide

Researchers at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute are leading the largest genetic study of suicide in the world. Twenty-two countries are participating in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).
3 months ago
Camille N. Johnson, General President of the Relief Society for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...

Sunday Edition: Camille N. Johnson and Ganel-Lyn Condie

This week on Sunday Edition, Boyd Matheson sits down with Camille N. Johnson, General President of the Relief Society for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Ganel-Lyn Condie.
3 months ago
Studio owner Sterling Brown has created a safe and creative space for artists...
Brittany Tait

How a Cache Valley art studio is using clay to heal

A new art studio in Cache Valley promotes inclusivity, safe spaces, creative learning and it's using clay to heal.
3 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Talking to kids about the dangers of underage drinking

With kids heading back to school, doctors say it's a good time for parents to talk to them about the dangers of alcohol.
4 months ago
Vibeonix, a new mental health app that's powered by A.I. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin

Southern Utah parents create AI app for mental health check-ins

A southern Utah couple wants to change the game when it comes to understanding and taking charge of emotional and mental health.
4 months ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, a man walks along a trail during sunset near Manhattan, Ka...
Associated Press

US suicides hit an all-time high last year

About 49,500 people took their own lives last year in the U.S., the highest number ever, according to new government data posted Thursday.
4 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Veterans and supporters of the PACT act demonstrate outside the U.S. Ca...
Chris Megerian, Associated Press

Veterans see historic expansion of benefits for toxic exposure as new law nears anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of veterans have received additional benefits in the past year after President Joe Biden signed legislation expanding coverage for conditions connected to burn pits that were used to destroy trash and potentially toxic materials.
4 months ago

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