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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.
Many of us are banking on 2021 being a better year but the reality is we face many months before life starts getting back to normal. Experts say there are dangers in having unrealistic expectations.
By wearing masks and social distancing we many have avoided COVID-19, but chances are several people have been unable to dodge one of its serious side effects – social isolation. No one is immune, but there are some things you can do about it.
In the last eight months, the new Huntsman Mental Health Institute has seen a massive increase in mental health problems among new and expectant mothers.
Researchers at University of Utah Health's Huntsman Mental Health Institute have detected more than 20 genes that may play a role in suicide.
Therapists are working hard to keep up and see more people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but hearing about it can impact them emotionally as well.
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The coronavirus has provided unique challenges for multigenerational families living under the same roof. A Cedar City family has found ways to keep their grandfather healthy and meet the social and emotional needs of their children. When Susan Merrill moved her family to Utah two years ago, she took her 84-year-old […]
In 2018, more police died by suicide in the United States than died in the line of duty. And the number of law enforcement suicides went up dramatically in 2019. KSL heard from officers statewide about their mental health struggles in an exclusive survey.
Military deaths by suicide have increased by as much as 20% this year, and the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System is changing the way it treats mental health.
Since 2012, suicides have outpaced line of duty deaths for first responders nationally. It is a statistic Utah's firefighters are not immune to, and departments across the state are making changes to address this quiet crisis.
First responders frequently deal with traumatic events that impact their mental health, and those experiences can change the way they experience the community where they live.
People who have run marathons know it usually takes months and months of preparation, but how about running more than 50 marathons back to back to back? One Utah couple hit the road a couple months ago to do just that, and to spread awareness about mental health.
A poll by the American Psychological Association found that two-thirds of U.S. adults said the presidential election is stressing them out this year, compared to just over half of adults in 2016.
The opioid epidemic has taken a terrible toll on American military veterans. Many try to manage pain from battle wounds with the painkillers and get addicted. But doctors with the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare system have developed a different approach and are sharing it with others.
It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in college can be a jumbled mix of anticipation, uncertainty and emotional highs and lows.
A number of families across Utah are facing grief at a time when being connected feels dangerous because of COVID-19, so the state is stepping up efforts to support families in the critical days after a traumatic loss.
Intermountain Healthcare announced a virtual event to connect people dealing with mental health challenges, especially during this time of social isolation and uncertainty.
UPDATE: Members of a heartbroken family who were searching for their dead brother’s storage unit have found his belongings.
A grieving family is asking for the public's help to find their dead brother’s storage unit somewhere in the Provo area.
Utah Congressman Ben McAdams has focused his efforts on the suicide risk of our veterans, sponsoring a new bill that would allow researchers to further explore a connection between living in high altitudes and being at-risk for suicide.
Aside from the physical toll of COVID-19, a new study and mental health professionals have reported an increase in cases of depression, anxiety and loneliness.
When a Sandy woman lost her husband, she reached out to other widows and widowers. It was so helpful that she decided to organize to make a bigger impact.
Utahns will be able to reach the National Suicide Prevention hotline by just dialing three numbers beginning the summer of 2022.
As many as 800,000 American troops battle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after combat deployments during the last two decades. Some don’t get the help they need because they don’t believe they have a real problem.
A Utah combat veteran broke down some of the barriers to his healing process for the unseen wounds of war, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and suicidal thoughts.
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