Category Archives: Mental Health

Suicide: Is there a way to help?

Authored by: Jillian Hill, Prevention Supervisor With 609 recorded suicides in 2015, Utah has the 5th highest suicide rate in the nation. In 2015, 16% of surveyed youth living in Salt Lake County had seriously considered suicide, 13% made a … Continue reading

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Spring and its many opportunities

Authored By: Kent Larson, Family Therapist Why are people so excited about spring? Who cares what the weather is outside?  Doesn’t life just go on no matter the season of the year? Though some, who are in the minority, may … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Authored by: Patrick Holman-Hart, Youth Leader, Matheson Jr. High In the effort to raise healthy and productive children, there are many risks and behaviors to be aware of. One of the most pervasive problems we see affecting youth is underage … Continue reading

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Say no to Vaping, it’s not safe

Authored by: Steve Hanson, ‎Program Manager at Salt Lake County Health Department February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States  and, sadly, our hearts have a new … Continue reading

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Is teen Sexting a problem?

Authored by: Janae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager If you listen to the media, Teen Sexting is a full blown epidemic and it is happening with all teens. Since most teens have cell phones, computers and many other forms of media … Continue reading

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Experts advice for Blue Monday

Authored by: Kent Larson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Is Blue Monday the saddest day of the year?  The third Monday of January is said to be the most depressing day of the year as supposedly it is the gloomiest day … Continue reading

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Suicide: Speak out, Reach out

Authored By: Gina Percival, Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator Everybody has been touched by suicide. It could have been either because somebody you knew attempted/committed suicide or just because you saw it reported on the news. It doesn’t matter how … Continue reading

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