Category Archives: Mental Health

Preventing Child Abuse

Authored by: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I would like to talk about some factors that strengthen families, and thus reduce the risks of child abuse. Of … 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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Suicide…Signs and Resources to Help

Authored by Chris Berishnyi, Youth Services Crisis Counselor Suicide…  It’s a word that’s been in the news much too often lately. Almost everyone has been impacted by it and or knows someone who has attempted it, whether it’s a family … Continue reading

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Does Pokémon Go Have Health Benefits?

Authored by Khanh Tong, Salt Lake County Youth Services Case Manager Adults and children are heading out of their homes and into the streets to catch Pokémon, and it has been a great health benefit for many since the game … Continue reading

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