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You don't need to be a news expert to recognize the truth - that Utah is experiencing an epidemic of depression, suicide, and prescription opioid misuse. But here's one other truth. All of us can learn to take positive action to help make certain these issues don't devastate the lives of our families, friends and loved ones. That's why our stations are joining together to bring you information and resources you need to fight these very real but solvable problems. Because a Healthy Mind Matters.
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Coming together on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

While the loss of a loved one is always difficult, losing someone to suicide can add another level of pain to your grief. Saturday is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day — a chance for families to come together for healing and support.
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Huntsman Mental Health partners with The Ad Council in multi-million dollar initiative

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute is teaming up with The Ad Council in an effort to reshape the conversations around mental health and help millions of Americans when they need it most.
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How an emoji can help people struggling with their mental health

Now, maybe more than ever, communities have focused on mental health and the importance of taking care of yourself. 
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Widow of fallen Utah officer using experience to help others heal

Prioritizing our mental health no longer carries the negative stigma it used to, but it all starts with getting help. A Utah County woman who lost her husband in the line of duty eight years ago knows about as well as anyone how important this is.
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Gov. Cox warns of social media impact on teen mental health

Gov. Spencer Cox spoke with parents, teachers, and community leaders in Holladay Monday about the negative impact social media has had on the mental health of teens.

Experts recommend screening kids for mental health issues

A national health task force now recommends that pediatricians screen kids for mental health issues as early as eight years old.
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How the nation’s mental health leaders came together to stop the stigma

The National Mental Health summit brings together leaders from across the country to align on the same goal — ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
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First mental health summit brings leaders from across US to Beehive State

For the first time, multiple organizations from across the country, who are leading the research for mental health, joined Utah leaders at a mental health summit. It’s the first event of its kind and will last until the end of Tuesday.
Superintendents from all parts of the U.S. gather every year to dicuss a variety of topics. As the ...

Nationwide mental health summit for teens brings superintendents to Pleasant Grove

Superintendents from all parts of the U.S. gather every year to discuss a variety of topics, and this year the gathering in Pleasant Grove focused on improving the overall mental well-being of students.
Doves were released at a UVU conference on suicide prevention in honor of lives lost to suicide. (K...

1,200 attend UVU suicide prevention and awareness conference

One day, one conference with a lifetime of potential opportunities. That’s how organizers have summed up this year’s suicide prevention conference at Utah Valley University.
Parent Kristen Pexton said the SHARP survey gave an insight into what's happening with her teenager...

How helpful is Utah’s SHARP survey? Parents have just days to give input

Utah parents have one more week to give their feedback on the State Board of Education's decision to pull its support for the Student Health and Risk Prevention survey, otherwise known as SHARP.
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Love Hard Foundation making positive difference in Utah teens’ mental health

The Love Hard Foundation was started in January to make a positive difference in the mental and emotional health of Utah teens. Each week, the nonprofit is getting more involved in schools and communities.
Carla Jones, center, was joined by her daughter and a friend at the Out of the Darkness Walk in Wes...

‘We miss her’: Annual Out of the Darkness Walk helps raise awareness of suicide

A crowd of thousands, and nearly $250,000 raised — all for the fight against suicide at the annual Out of the Darkness Walk in West Jordan Saturday morning
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New nationwide 988 suicide and crisis hotline sees success in Utah

The new three-digit hotline has seen a 35% increase in calls from the old 10-digit number year-to-year.
Dana Clemmer shares photos of her daughter Talyn with KSL's Ayanna Likens. (KSL TV)...

Life’s Worth Living Foundation supports those struggling with mental health and loss survivors

TOOELE, Utah — The Life’s Worth Living Foundation in Tooele has provided support for those struggling with their mental health and supporting them through the grief of losing a loved one. The foundation supported Deborah Bush after losing her son Jayden to suicide in January of 2021. “It’s definitely not easy,” Bush said. Jayden was […]
Intermountain healthcare launched a new mental health resource that will visit children and teens i...

A new free mental health resource in Utah will visit children in their moment of crisis

Intermountain Healthcare launched a new mental health resource for children and teens. The Stabilization Mobile Response unit (SMR) is designed to go to your home in a discreet way to help your child in crisis. The service is free.
Rachael Jasperson, the Zero Suicide Program Manager at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, talks with...

Talking about suicide is key to recovery and support

Experts say survivor support, or postvention, is critical to saving lives after a suicide or suicide attempt. And the first step is to talk about it.
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Dance is a unique way to help improve your mental health

As mental health crises continue to rise, there are ways to help cope with the stress and anxiety of the day-to-day world.  
Joe Tuia’ana of Lehi came across a stranger going through a suicide crisis. He saved that man's l...

‘I loved him off the ledge’: Lehi man inspires suicide prevention playbook

As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Utah launched a first-of-its-kind suicide prevention course taught on social media, or online. It’s called Live On Utah: a statewide effort to educate and prevent suicide.
Jackson Eyre showing his shirt with "The world’s a better place with you in it." message....

Salem teenager using a T-shirt and a message to connect people impacted by suicide

A Salem teenager is connecting with other teens who’ve been impacted by anxiety, depression, and suicide - with a T-shirt.
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Mental health tips for parents of kids heading to college

Dropping off a college freshman is a bittersweet moment. Your child’s world is about to change and so is yours, and that can be hard to take in for some of us.
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Mental health resources for U of U students

Navigating a new chapter as an incoming college freshman or even a returning student can be overwhelming. At the University of Utah, mental health first responders are stationed at each dorm ready to listen and provide support.
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Salt Lake Co. offers workshop for teens struggling with body image

For the first time, Salt Lake County Youth Services is offering a free workshop for teens who struggle with body image issues.
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KSL+ One man’s heart-shaped mission to prevent suicide

Mental health challenges continue across the state. This week, the story of one man’s mission to prevent suicide with reminders that people matter.
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