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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.
Our military service members put their lives on the line for us, pushing themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally to protect our freedoms.
In recent years, mental health professionals have learned a lot about the traumatic impacts of war on troops and civilians in the war zone. Research shows the war in Ukraine can also have traumatic psychological impacts on people many miles away.
Mental health has declined for many college students who experienced virtual schooling during the pandemic — that’s one of the findings of a new study released by the Utah-based company, Qualtrics.
Administrators say a weapon was safely removed from the Draper Park Middle School campus after a concerned student reported the weapon through the SafeUT app.
A room at an elementary school in West Jordan is getting a lot of attention for helping students with mental health concerns.
Utah's $400 million troubled teen industry is facing renewed scrutiny as more than two dozen former residents allege mistreatment and abuse in a new lawsuit.
Self-harm has become so widespread so rapidly, especially among adolescents and teens that scientists are trying hard to keep up. A therapist explains what to look for.
New plans released Thursday show what an innovative mental health care center in Salt Lake County will look like, and the plans showcase how it’ll do much more than just help people in crisis.
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and U.S. states have agreed to a new settlement of opioid lawsuits.
Eating disorders will affect 29- million Americans in their lifetime. Being out of a routine and living in an uncertain world has led to abnormal eating, especially among teens. A psychiatrist explains how parents can help.
Huevos rancheros, orange and jicama salad, and a smoothie were on the menu at a cooking class Tuesday morning to combat underage drinking.
It's been one year since a Utah doctor died by suicide. Those who loved him most are demanding change on Utah's Capitol Hill. They hope a proposed law could save lives.
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) and University of Utah Health are creating a short film contest titled, “Healing Out Loud,” to encourage college students to have open and inclusive conversations about mental health.
Teachers in the Jordan School District are taking some time out Friday as part of their first-ever health and wellness day.
If you’re feeling frustrated, exhausted, or angry because it doesn’t seem the pandemic will ever end, you’re not alone.
The city of Riverton in Salt Lake County is fighting against the alarming mental health troubles among teens with a special program called "Live in Real Life."
Feeling exhausted, frustrated, or hopeless? These are common feelings weighing Utahns down as omicron spikes, and the setbacks seem endless. A psychiatrist has suggestions on how to build up your mental antibodies.
Mental health continues to be a big issue for students during the pandemic. Part of the problem is identifying students who might have some challenges with mental health, even if the student doesn't know it themselves. That's why the Canyons School District will hold another screening for students.
Amid a record surge in COVID cases, demand for a far less visible illness reached a record high in 2021 in Utah, according to a new report from Huntsman Mental Health Institute.
As winter sets in and the days are darker, it's important to notice signs and address seasonal depression.
Utah’s second annual summit about children’s mental health focused on the need to improve access to programs in the state and also the pandemic’s impact on children.
It would take a whole battalion, perhaps more, to put candles on a birthday cake for the National Guard.
The LGBTQ community in Utah faces a significantly higher risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts. Teens are at an even greater risk. The state's Suicide Prevention Plan is aimed at turning around the trend, and a family in North Salt Lake has made it their mission to help.
A 2021 Advisory just released by The U.S. Surgeon General called “Protecting Youth Mental Health” painted a sobering picture of the mental health of America’s youth.
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