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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.
A 12-year-old boy is working to raise awareness after his football teammate died by suicide in October 2022.
Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. For Joe Tuia'ana that’s more than a statistic.
Researchers at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute are leading the largest genetic study of suicide in the world. Twenty-two countries are participating in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).
A new art studio in Cache Valley promotes inclusivity, safe spaces, creative learning and it's using clay to heal.
The start of a school year can be an exciting time for kids, but some may feel a little anxious about it. Here's how to help.
A Cache Valley family is trying to spread the word about help for suicide prevention and bring some positive change from their own horrible tragedy.
For years, research found white children had the highest rates of autism, but, for the first time, diagnoses among historically under-served populations in Utah are now comparable with white children.
Almost 9% of calls made to 988, the suicide and crisis lifeline in Utah, went unanswered according to data from April and May of this year.
About 15 to 20 percent of women experience more severe symptoms of depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy than the average woman.
A military family in Morgan County is helping veteran families from around the country recover and reconnect after enduring PTSD, and injuries while in a war zone.
Gun deaths in the United States hit a record high in the first year of the pandemic. Now a new report shows they climbed even higher in 2021.
Tens of thousands of first responders put their life and emotional wellbeing on the line every day in Utah. But who cares for them when their own mental wellbeing is on the line?
Teens across the United States are struggling more and more with mental illness and suicide ideation, especially LGBTQ+ teens.
Being a teenager can be challenging enough but imagine facing those difficulties as a minority in a predominantly white community. A recent student risk assessment survey found Black and Hispanic students are more likely to feel unsafe at school.
According to new data from the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, teen girls are facing higher levels of sadness and hopelessness than ever before. It's a trend concerning Utah doctors and many Utah families.
In 2021, 3-in-5 teen girls said they felt persistently sad and hopeless, and more than 1-in-4 girls reported they seriously considered attempting suicide -- up significantly since 2011.
For the first time in years, Utah is not in the top 10 states for the highest suicide rate. While some may be quick to applaud the improvement, Utah's suicide experts share why they remain concerned.
Schools screen vision and hearing, so why not mental health? While funding is available, most Utah schools do not take part in a state program to provide mental health screenings in school, even though suicide is the number one cause of death among Utah teens.
Several Utahns are taking part in the annual 100-mile walk to Wendover from Tooele City to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
The change of seasons can be really hard for people who struggle with their mental health. Winter months can lead to more depression, and the shift to spring can lead to more bipolar episodes.
Teenagers who are struggling with their mental health are not always eager or ready to reach out for help. Thursday is Teen Mental Wellness Day, so we wanted to share some ideas with teens and parents who are seeking answers.
Study: African American and Black adults are more likely to suffer from mental illness than white adultsA recent NAMI study shows that African American and Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress.
A St. George mom is sharing a warning for other parents, as the FBI says it's seeing a huge rise in teens targeted in sextortion scams.
Mental health, wellness and suicide prevention — they're all big topics of conversation, and more and more, those conversations include our kids. That's where Hope Squad is coming in to help.