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Jared Turner, KSL TV

‘Out Of Darkness Walk’ To Be Held Virtually For Social Distancing

Organizers announced the Out of Darkness Walk set for the weekend will be held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2 years ago
If necessary, MCOT will dispatch after someone calls the National Suicide Hotline....
Aley Davis, KSL TV

FCC Designates ‘988’ As New National Suicide Prevention Hotline Number

You soon will be able to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 988 after the FCC designated it as the national suicide prevention hotline number.
2 years ago
The SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention for people in immediate distress....
Aley Davis & Brittany Glas, KSL TV

How Utah Is Preparing To Meet The Mental Health Demands Of COVID-19

Although the Beehive state consistently ranks among the top ten for suicide, Utah has never before experienced so much critical need for mental health resources.
2 years ago
Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy....
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Utah State Legislature Passes ‘Crown Jewel,’ Other Mental Health Bills

The Utah State Legislature wrapped up its 2020 legislative session this week and multiple bills focusing on mental health and suicide prevention will head to Gov. Gary Herbert's desk.
2 years ago
Stephen Christopher Anthony as 'Evan Hansen' and the North American touring company of DEAR EVAN HA...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Musical Helps Local Teens Further Suicide Prevention Message

A local Hope Squad is viewing the musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and using it to spark a conversation to help teens through thoughts of depression and suicide.
2 years ago
"Every Brilliant Thing" is an interactive production designed to help students recognize their wort...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Utah Shakespeare Festival Shares Suicide Prevention Message With Students

The Utah Shakespeare Festival took a special message on tour to high schools and universities throughout the state this year at no charge.
2 years ago
Charlie Ellis found himself in a mental health crisis last December. Instead of receiving the help ...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

‘Crown Jewel’ Bill Seeking To Build Mental Health Crisis Centers Passes Utah House

A bill that seeks to fund crisis receiving centers for people facing a mental health crisis passed the Utah House on Thursday. One Utah man said a solution like this could have made a difference for him when he was in crisis a couple of months ago.
2 years ago
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Aley Davis, KSL TV

Suicide Prevention Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Prioritize Mental Health

Mental health continues to be a key focus on the hill this legislative session and advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention met with lawmakers to urge them to prioritize suicide prevention and mental health legislation on Thursday.
2 years ago
Alyson and Darrin Allred cherish the memories of Darrin’s brother, Alex Allred, who died from sui...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Utah Husband & Father Opens Up About Struggle With Depression, Loss Of Brother To Suicide

Middle-aged men in Utah are most at risk for suicide, according to data from the Utah Department of Health, and one Utah family still reeling from a devastating loss knows that all too well.
2 years ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Junior Hope Squads Combating Bullying, Suicide In Elementary Schools

Nearly 800 elementary school kids were learning how to be better friends and reach out to others at a special junior Hope Squad event held at Clearfield High School.
2 years ago
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Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Utah Woman Prevents Stranger’s Suicide On The Side Of The Highway

What she did next made all the difference. "It immediately struck me that something was off," said Kelli Snider of Paradise.
2 years ago
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Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or exhibiting warning signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
2 years ago
This photo, submitted by the Thorne family, shows Matthew and his siblings a few days before his 18...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Utah Family Finds Hope After Losing Son To Suicide

Too many Utah families know the unimaginable grief of losing a loved one to suicide. Navigating that grief takes community and support.
3 years ago
MCOT members show up in pairs made up of a licensed clinical social worker and a certified peer sup...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

No Sirens, No Flashing Lights: ‘Mental Health Ambulances’ Available For Utahns In Distress

Knowing what to do in the middle of an immediate mental health crisis can be overwhelming. Some call 9-1-1, but an underutilized service without flashing lights and sirens offers a less threatening approach for Utahns.
3 years ago
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Tanya Vea, Vice President/ General Manager, Bonneville Salt Lake City

Suicide Prevention: A Personal Story Of Surviving Loss

I saw my nephew walking down the street last week. I turned and there he was on the sidewalk. Only it wasn’t him – just a boy who looked a lot like him. It took my breath away. Not only was he not on that sidewalk, he also wasn’t at Sunday dinner this week.
3 years ago
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Aley Davis, KSL TV

New, Landmark Mental Health Study In Utah Shows Growing Demand For More Providers

A new, landmark study on mental health in Utah shows just how wide the gap is between people who need services and the help available. The need is particularly urgent for Utah teenagers.
3 years ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Lehi Woman’s Post About Impact Of Husband’s Suicide Is Saving Lives

Suicide can be difficult to talk about but it's something a Lehi woman isn't shying away from even after losing her husband to it. Dani Bates said one night in March, her husband didn’t come home.
3 years ago
Commissioner Kerry Gibson...
Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

New Utah Agriculture Commissioner Wants To Raise Awareness Of Farmer Suicide

Raising food production awareness is one thing, but the issue he'd really like to fix is one that doesn't get talked about very often in farming.
3 years ago
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