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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Elite Utah athlete talks about her struggles with mental health

Athletes are disciplined, strong-willed, and dedicated but they don’t always have it all together.
1 month ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Teens need to learn early about the signs of abusive relationships

Advocates said it's important for young people to start learning about good and bad relationships early.
2 months ago
Lauryn Batista uses scribbles to help illustrate how she feels sometimes. (KSL TV)...
Peter Rosen, KSL TV

Visualizing the Conversation about Mental Health

Southern Utah University art student Lauryn Batista wants to talk about scribbles. That’s how she visualizes the anxiety and depression she’s dealt with for the past few years.
2 months ago
Rachel Jackson hopes to foster a healthy relationship with food in her kids.  (KSL TV)...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Eating disorders spiraling during the pandemic, experts say 

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.
4 months ago
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Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Utah woman: ‘As soon as it gets darker, my body changes,’ of seasonal affective disorder

As winter sets in and the days are darker, it's important to notice signs and address seasonal depression.
6 months ago
Alyson and George Deussen say their son, Stockton, dreamed of opening a diner....
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Parents of gay teen who died by suicide dedicated to helping other LGBTQ teens 

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. 
7 months ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

U.S. Surgeon General: Teens struggling with mental health more than ever before 

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.  
7 months ago
Hope Squad members learn how to recognize if a student is struggling and may need help. (KSL TV)...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Preventing suicide is goal of ‘Hope Squad’ training in Utah

About 200 students traveled to Provo Thursday for training on how to help prevent suicide at their schools through a Hope Squad. 
8 months ago
Simone Biles of Team United States looks on during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Tokyo ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Simone Biles’ Decision To Put Mental Health First Is Teaching Moment For Utah Teens, Therapists Say

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.
11 months ago
19-year-old Jenna Webb identifies as queer. She first came out to her mom when she was in middle sc...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

How To Best Support LGBTQ+ Youth Who Struggle With Depression, Anxiety 

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.  
1 year ago
With summer camps closed, Ellie Maher plays her ukulele daily to keep busy....
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

5 Ways To Keep Kids Mentally, Emotionally Healthy This Summer

When the pandemic hit, a West Jordan mom saw it as an opportunity for more family time but now with the summer here, her kids are bursting at the seams to get out of the house and have fun.
2 years ago
Paige Ford, left, age 16, was feeling sad when her school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie was canc...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

3 Tools for Helping Sad, Disappointed Teens During Coronavirus Pandemic

Isolation and loneliness can bring out sadness in teenagers, especially during a pandemic. When an Eagle Mountain teen started feeling hopeless, her family, teacher and peers interceded.
2 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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