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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.
The Salt Lake City Police Department now has a licensed clinical mental health counselor to help struggling officers and other employees.
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute is working with a variety of local organizations to improve the culture and treatment for those who struggle with mental health.
Britain Covey, wide receiver for the University of Utah's football program, announced his support for an equestrian and life skills training program for women after he lost two young cousins to suicide.
An independent investigation will be done into how the Davis School District handles reports of bullying. It comes after the death of Isabella "Izzy" Faith Tichenor, a 10-year-old girl who took her own life after her family says she was bullied at school.
About 200 students traveled to Provo Thursday for training on how to help prevent suicide at their schools through a Hope Squad.
During the past two decades, America’s wars created a new generation of veterans. Like many who went before them, some struggled with their mental health when they came home.
Mental health continues to be a growing concern among first responders. In the past two years, the number of Unified Fire Authority firefighters seeking mental health support has doubled. KSL's Alex Cabrero spoke with some firefighters about that.
The owners of one Cache Valley business are reaching out to help people in crisis by giving them a safe place to keep their guns.
Utah’s suicide rate has remained about the same for the last five years. Advocates say that’s a good thing. Heather Simonsen digs into the state’s next steps to save more lives.
The SafeUT smartphone app and mental health system immediately started helping children in crisis when it launched five years ago. Today, it continues to support teens and young adults, mentally and emotionally, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials with the Alpine School District urged families to watch their mailboxes for an important magnet postcard that has instructions and resources on what to do during a mental health emergency.
More than 3,000 Utahns met in West Jordan Saturday morning to raise awareness about suicide, the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.
KSL is dedicated to shining a light on an important topic during National Suicide Prevention Week. As one Tooele mother knows, it can be frustrating trying to help a loved one who won't readily seek treatment. A psychiatrist with the Huntsman Mental Health Institute shared how to best help those who need help, but are reluctant.
A high school senior in rural Nevada is sharing a message of hope and light during National Suicide Prevention Week after losing her best friend to suicide in 2018.
Scientists are discovering some of the mystery behind suicide. The latest research at University of Utah Health strengthens the family link to suicide. They’re identifying genes that may increase risk.
Returning to the office can be anxiety-inducing, whether you're ready to return or prefer to keep your workspace at home. But experts say there are lessons all of us can take from the pandemic to positively change the workspace as it relates to our mental health.
Officials with the Salt Lake City School District want students who are struggling with their mental health to know that they are not alone.
Experts are calling the mental health challenges many people are now facing the second wave of the pandemic. While they've seen an increase in demand, they remind families there are resources and people ready to help. One Utah family is grateful they reached out years ago.
Scientists are unlocking ways a common past-time can do wonders for the brain. Certain video games are treating mental illness.
A new campaign in the fight against teen suicide is doing something creators say hasn’t been done before. They are running a series of animated stories on suicide prevention they call "My Life is Worth Living."
After withdrawing from the women's gymnastics team final and individual all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics because of mental health concerns, Simone Biles has received both public praise and harsh criticism.
Most people will never know the pressure Olympic athletes are under to perform but Nathan Chen does.
Simone Biles withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics is shining a light on the mental health struggles of elite athletes.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes announced that Utah may is set to receive $309 million dollars as a part of a nationwide $26 billion settlement with a number of pharmaceutical companies who contributed to the opioid epidemic.
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