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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.
Utah farmers have been hit hard, perhaps the hardest during the drought. With no end in sight, many farmers wondered how much longer they can hold on.
Eighty-six percent of LGBTQ youth have experienced harassment at school and are twice as likely to experience hopelessness and sadness. Trans youth are twice as likely to experience depression and attempt suicide. One Provo teen shared her story as Pride Month wraps up.
A top South Korean diplomat visited Salt Lake City to commemorate the Korean War and thank the Utah Veterans who fought to free their country seven decades ago.
The Centers for Disease Control calls suicide a significant health problem, and first responders are at a higher risk. One Utah firefighter took his experience as a first responder to the airwaves in an effort to raise awareness about the problem.
As more kids bring COVID-related stress to preschool, providers are facing a dual challenge of meeting the children’s needs during an employee shortage while not pricing out parents.
From sirens and handcuffs to compassionate, efficient care, Utah has taken a giant leap forward in how we treat mental health disorders.
Making mental health a priority, especially during such a challenging year, has never been more important. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah is hosting their 18th annual NAMIWalk Your Way fundraiser Saturday.
As part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, Gov. Spencer Cox declared Thursday as “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day” in Utah.
Millions experienced disruption and loss during the global pandemic. Finding meaning and joy in the midst of that pain can be difficult. Research showed our most traumatic experiences can transform us in surprising ways.
May is mental health awareness month, and one local business is encouraging people to "taco 'bout" mental health.
A group of 125 Utahns walked 100 miles as part of the 5th annual suicide walk hosted by the Life's Worth Living Foundation.
Deputies from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office have started the healing process after two of their own were shot in the line of duty. A former police officer wants them and other first responders to know there is help.
The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data.
A Utah State University student said she was threatened with eviction after expressing suicidal thoughts to her roommates. Mental health experts are concerned after a similar thing happened last fall to a student living in an Orem apartment complex.
Traumatic childhood events may have something to do with girls' delinquency behaviors and parenting practices by fathers, according to two new mental health studies from BYU.
For many, prescription drug abuse started early. A Saratoga Springs family never dreamed this devastating problem would cost them so much.
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute received a $1 million grant which will be used to expand mental health services in rural communities throughout Utah.
Addiction is a family disease. It doesn't just affect the individual struggling, but everyone who loves them. Former KSL-TV feature reporter Casey Scott took that message to heart after reading a paper written by his 16-year-old daughter, Preslee.
The number of suicides in Utah has remained concerning but steady. Research also shows mental health struggles are on the rise, or at least people are getting help.
Doctors say the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of children is alarming and plain to see.
The prolonged stress and uncertainty of the pandemic has taken a toll on young children and parents need tools to recognize when it is affecting their kids and how to help them recover.
The coronavirus pandemic brought on new trials for many Utah families. More children are experiencing mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and social isolation, but many parents don’t know where to turn for help.
A study from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute said 40% of Utahns reported an increase in anxiety and depression over the last year with kids being hit hardest overall.
When it comes to having conversations with your kids about mental health, it starts before there is an issue. KSL spoke to adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Matt Swenson who walked through the process of having that conversation. He said it all starts with listening.
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