Mental Health

Salt Lake police reports about Utah neuropsychologist Parth Gandhi, who killed his 16-year-old son ...
Pat Reavy

Utah psychologist was under sex assault investigation at time of murder-suicide

Salt Lake police reports about Utah neuropsychologist Parth Gandhi, who killed his 16-year-old son in a murder-suicide, describe lengthy custody disputes of the boy and a sexual assault investigation underway at the time of Gandhi's death.
3 days ago
Talk to Tweens...
Ayanna Likens

A resource to help connect with your tween

Navigating the transition from childhood to teen years can be difficult as kids experience new emotions for the first time.
5 days ago
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Shelby Lofton

Mental health professionals encourage conversation after West Bountiful teen death

Mental health experts are asking parents to keep an eye on their children and provide support for them after traumatizing accidents.
6 days ago
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Karah Brackin

Lawmakers discuss possible end of SafeUT commission

A Utah app designed to combat Utah's high youth suicide rates might end if lawmakers decide not to refund the program.
13 days ago
Lauren Steinbrecher

Psychedelic medicine community processes murder-suicide by well-known doctor

A tight-knit medical community in Utah is sharing their thoughts and talking about how to move forward after a well-known doctor in their field killed his son, then himself at his clinic.
14 days ago
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Debbie Worthen

Utah sisters launch company to spread awareness about mental health

Two Utah moms are on a mission to stop the stigma surrounding people struggling with mental health.
16 days ago
Aley Davis

Jordan School District prioritizing mental health for students and staff

In 2021, 3-in-5 teen girls said they felt persistently sad and hopeless, and more than 1-in-4 girls reported they seriously considered attempting suicide -- up significantly since 2011.
18 days ago
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Deanie Wimmer

Utah lawmaker questions schools leaving money on the table for mental health screenings

Schools screen vision and hearing, so why not mental health? While funding is available, most Utah schools do not take part in a state program to provide mental health screenings in school, even though suicide is the number one cause of death among Utah teens.
19 days ago
New Utah foundation helps first responders with mental health (KSLTV)...
Karah Brackin

New Utah foundation helps first responders with mental health

A new local foundation aims to provide first responders and their families with the mental health treatment they need.
21 days ago
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Ashley R. Williams

Teens can boost physical, mental health for free this summer at Planet Fitness

On their break from hitting the books, teens can hit up any one of Planet Fitness's gyms to boost their physical and mental well-being all summer long -- for free.
23 days ago
B3 Kids, brain body boost...
Ayanna Likens

Online resource helps students learn about physical and mental health

Teaching kids how to keep their bodies healthy is important, a program through SelectHealth now offers a fun way to learn about physical and mental health inside the classroom.
1 month ago
Dylan Murphy was shot and killed by police after his family called for help with his mental health....
Ashley Moser

Family questions calling 911 for mental health crisis after Sandy police shoot, kill brother

The family of Dylan Murphy, 33, is questioning if they should have called 911 for help with their brother’s mental health crisis.
2 months ago
Police investigate at Denver's East High School after a shooting there on Wednesday, March 22, 2023...
Elizabeth Wolfe and Andy Rose

Denver public schools close for mental health day after shooting, as armed guards prepare a return to campuses

Denver Public Schools are closed Friday after a shooting at a high school this week, and the district is taking steps to bring back armed guards to campuses, officials say.
2 months ago
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Pat Reavy

Holladay man arrested in Orem house fire days after family pleaded for mental health help

Police say a Holladay man set an occupied Orem house on fire Wednesday just days after the man's family asked a judge for long-term mental health treatment over safety concerns.
2 months ago
Participants of the "Bigger than Basketball" NBA All-Star camp. (KSLTV)...
Karah Brackin

NBA All-Stars camp focuses on the mental health of athletes

Aside from all the conditioning, training and games, there’s a whole other kind of preparation that goes into an athlete’s best self that starts with one’s mind.
3 months ago
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Ayanna Likens

NBPA Foundation donates to Utah mental health nonprofits

While the NBA All-Stars are in town, they are doing some good. The National Basketball Players Association Foundation donated $15,000 to organizations that are making a difference in mental wellness.
3 months ago
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Karah Brackin

Students across Utah come together to learn the importance of mental health care

Mental health, wellness and suicide prevention — they're all big topics of conversation, and more and more, those conversations include our kids. That's where Hope Squad is coming in to help.
4 months ago
Ayanna Likens

Tips to set realistic mental health goals

If you are planning on setting a goal to prioritize your mental health this year, Dr. Kristin Francis at Huntsman Mental Health Institute recommends starting with small goals.
4 months ago
Since the summer launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the new three-digit number has seen...
Jacqueline Howard

New 988 mental health crisis line sees ‘eye-opening’ rise in calls, texts, chats in first 6 months, data shows

Since the summer launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the new three-digit number has seen a significant rise in call volume
4 months ago
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Lianne Kolirin

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman ‘stepping away’ from band to focus on mental health

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has announced he is "stepping away" from the band for the sake of his mental health.
4 months ago
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Karah Brackin

Hope Squad works to provide mental health advocacy, suicide prevention in Utah schools

Thanks to Hope Squad, a Utah-based program, students in elementary through high school are developing tools needed to care for themselves mentally and share that hope with others.
4 months ago
Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Brad Wilcox, professor at University of Virginia, and Director of Nat...
Tamara Vaifanua

Gov. Spencer Cox addresses mental health problems caused by social media towards teenagers

Utah Governor Spencer Cox wants state officials to take a closure look at how social media and technology affect the mental health of Utah's youth.
5 months ago
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Alex Cabrero

Cedar City Police chief advocates for his department’s mental health

'It weighs heavy on the first responders.” The Cedar City Police chief says that mental health is a priority for his department, especially during tragic events.
5 months ago
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Matt Rascon

KSL+: Addressing mental health and loneliness during the holidays

The most wonderful time of the year can also be among the most difficult times. Inflation is leading more people to food banks leading more people to food banks and the pandemic and other circumstances have taken a toll on the mental health of many.
6 months ago

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