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Kids Under Pressure

Granger High School principal David Dunn shows off a window that is covered with sticky notes that ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Parents Can Help Utah Teens Stressed During COVID-19

For many kids, school can be a refuge, a place of fun and learning but the pandemic has changed that. All week, NBC has focused coverage on Kids Under Pressure and how COVID-19 has impacted them.
2 years ago
Sunset Elementary became one of the first schools to add a Wellness Center last year. Since then, b...
Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Utah Schools Using Innovative Approach To Improve Student Mental Health

A room inside Washington School District schools is showing success in cutting down on classroom disruptions.
3 years ago
A group of students pose in their small group at Herriman High School’s “Be The Change” event...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

‘Let’s Save These Lives’: Reflecting On Change One Year After Herriman Suicide Crisis

This time last year, the Herriman community was in crisis. They sought answers after losing their eighth teenager to suicide in one year. The community knew they needed a long term solution.
4 years ago
Regina Tippets, LCMHC, clinical director at RCT counseling, offers video counseling for teens. She ...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Some Utah Therapists Are Using Video Chat, Email and Text To Help Teens

More teens and adolescents are suffering from depression and anxiety than ever before. Finding a therapist and getting an appointment right away is extremely difficult. Some therapists in Utah are turning to technology to help teens.
4 years ago
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Shara Park, KSL TV

Kids Under Pressure: The Stress-Alleviating Power of a Parent’s Hug

It was last year this busy mom of four boys learned about the 8 second hug... 8 times a day. 
4 years ago
Dr. Matt Swenson talks with KSL TV's Dan Spindle...
Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Child Psychiatrist Shares The Best Ways For Parents To Get Their Kids To Open Up

Utah children and teens are grappling with intense circumstances surrounding depression, anxiety and even suicide. A Utah psychiatrist hopes to gives adults the tools they need to help.
4 years ago
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Keira Farrimond, KSL TV

Kids Under Pressure: Parents Share Insights After Team Loses Two Teens to Suicide

They knew the warning signs. They talked to their sons. Read their texts and monitored social media. Still, two Utah families say they never saw suicide coming.
4 years ago
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Deannie Wimmer, KSL TV

Kids Under Pressure: Handling End Of School Stress

Many students feel stressed about Advanced Placement tests, end-of-year tests, SAT tests, college acceptance, internships and a list of other things that pile up at the end of the school year.
4 years ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Violent Behavior In Elementary Students Becoming More Prevalent

Teachers have noted that violent behavior among students has become more prevalent, and it's an indication of the mental health crisis in the state's schools. 
4 years ago
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