Mental Health

Diego Luna discusses his mental health struggles during his second season as a midfielder for Real ...
Emma Benson

‘It’s very difficult’: RSL’s Diego Luna opens up about mental health struggles

Luna, a California native and Olympic hopeful, is in his second season as a midfielder for Real Salt Lake. He admits the season was off to a rocky start. Pressures on and off the field, including becoming a father, were affecting his mental state.
10 days ago
TEMPE, ARIZONA - APRIL 17: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers attempts a shot on goaltender ...
Stephen Whyno, AP Sports Writer

Connor Ingram wins the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey

Connor Ingram, the goaltender for the Arizona Coyotes, has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy after sharing his story with mental health struggles.
10 days ago
Anton Nootenboom, "The Barefoot Dutchman", walks across the country to bring awareness to men's men...
Ken Fall

‘The Barefoot Dutchman’ and his remarkable trek for men’s mental health

Anton Nootenboom, "The Barefoot Dutchman", makes his way across the U.S. to spread awareness for men's mental health.
11 days ago
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:  Sesame Street characters Ernie, Bert, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and Cookie M...
Emma Benson

‘Elmo loves you!’ Our favorite red Muppet stars in mental health campaign

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we all deal with stress and different emotions. In January, Elmo asked a simple question online that sparked a huge conversation.
11 days ago
A psychiatrist at the Huntsman Mental Health is recommending to build a "mental health toolkit."...
Peter Rosen and Emma Benson, KSL TV

Building a mental health toolkit

When life overwhelms you, sometimes there's not just one solution; which is good to have a variety of tools in your "mental health toolkit."
11 days ago
Dr. Adam Balls out on a run with his daughter as part of his self-care routine....
Emma Benson

400 days and counting: ER doc’s exercise streak improves his mental health

A Utah doctor is encouraging everyone to join him in getting into an exercise routine to help with their mental health.
26 days ago
Paris Hilton is pictured at a news conference....
Tran Nguyễn, Associated Press

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Hotel heiress and media personality Paris Hilton is backing California legislation that aims to bring more transparency to discipline used at facilities for troubled teens.
1 month ago
Students in the Cache Valley want to discuss sextortion and suicide...
Mike Anderson

Cache Valley tackles suicide and sextortion with students

The North Park Police Chief is hoping to get through to teens and their parents on two important topics: suicide and sextortion.
2 months ago
Walking is one way to exercise and manage stress....
Emma Benson

Get moving: How to manage stress with exercise 

If not managed well, stress can cause serious health problems. So, how can you exercise to manage stress?
2 months ago
Rebecca Page has worked hard to get her children on a regular sleep routine....
Ken Fall and Emma Benson

How to keep your kids on a regular sleep routine to reduce stress

Experts emphasize that sleep is therapy, both physically and emotionally, which is why it's important to keep you and your kids on a regular sleep routine.
2 months ago
Alyssa McBride is the mother of three children. After her youngest son, Jack, was born, she started...
Aley Davis

Teaching children to regulate emotions early is essential to future success, experts say 

Teaching kids how to regulate emotions early is essential to future success.
2 months ago
Lehi seventh grader took this gun to his middle school...
Lindsay Aerts

Lehi school resource officer, middle schooler prevented Utah student’s planned suicide

The Alpine School district said a seventh grader who brought a gun to his Lehi middle school last November, planned to take his own life. A school resource officer and a fellow student stepped in.
2 months ago
Christian and Annalaura Solomon pose outdoors...
Emma Benson

‘You’re worth it’: Provo couple sheds light on living with bipolar disorder

12 years ago, Annalaura's mother passed away. That unexpected family death triggered Christian's first bipolar episode.
2 months ago
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 03: Larry David, comedian, writer, actor, and television producer loo...
Alli Rosenbloom, CNN

Don’t bother Larry David with menial pleasantries. He’s not interested

Just like the version of himself that he plays on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” there are some things in life that Larry David can’t be bothered with.
2 months ago
Hope Hero Foundation Logo on key chain...
Karah Brackin

Utah’s Hope Hero Foundation is saving teen lives

Discover how The Hope Hero Foundation empowers teens and prevents suicide. Be the hero of your own story!
2 months ago
SLCPD officers pulling the the man off the parking garage ledge. (The Salt Lake City Police Departm...
Alex Cabrero

Body cam video shows police officers save man’s life during mental health crisis

Many people who live or work in downtown Salt Lake City often have very normal days. 
3 months ago
mother and daughter sit at a table...
Emma Benson

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: How to recognize the signs and get help

Carrie Jackson said when the pandemic hit, her daughter, Emma, started showing signs of an eating disorder.
3 months ago
Huntsman Mental Health Institutes building...
Shelby Lofton

How to find a legitimate and qualified mental health professional

A bill that would have regulated life coaching in Utah has hit a wall, and that has experts concerned for families seeking help.
3 months ago
Dexton Obray was only 14 years old when he took his life. Before his death, he gifted every girl in...
Mary Culbertson

Heartfelt Valentine’s Day fundraiser remembers 14-year-old who took his own life

Dexton Obray gifted every girl in his fifth grade class a flower for Valentine's Day, years before he died. Now, his mother and those girls are remembering him with a new tradition.
4 months ago
emergency lights generic...
Eliza Pace

Man with Alzheimer’s disease attacks family members with pocket knife

Two people are recovering after a family member with Alzheimer's became confused and attacked them. 
4 months ago
Elmo asked people online how they were doing. He got an earful. (X/@elmo)...
AJ Willingham, CNN

Elmo asked people online how they were doing. He got an earful

When Elmo posted a kind-hearted check-in this week on X, he may have assumed he’d be shielded by these social mores. But he comes from “Sesame Street,” which is no place for lies.
4 months ago
Dr. Greg Hudnall, executive director of Hope4Utah and founder of Hope Squad addressing Riverton stu...
Karah Brackin

Hope Squads hold training for mental health advocacy, suicide prevention efforts in Utah schools

Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, hosted a training on Thursday for students to help reduce youth suicide.
4 months ago
Lauren Hess has struggled with depression since she was a teen. Seasonal Affective Disorder affects...
Emma Benson

‘You can actually find joy again’: Why Utahns are at higher risk for seasonal affective disorder, how to cope

Seasonal affective disorder affects about 10% of Utahns, according to a Huntsman Mental Health Institute doctor.
4 months ago
Tamara Vaifanua

Free SAFE2FEEL conference teaches coping, confidence-building skills

Mental health experts say there’s an epidemic of loneliness. 
4 months ago

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