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FCC Approves ‘988’ for National Suicide Prevention Hotline Number

Link to source article: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/988-suicide-prevention-hotline/ There are many news articles and coverage of this but I just want to be sure people know that this is a work in progress behind the scenes. Key Quotes: “In response to a growing suicide epidemic across the U.S., the federal government has approved a new national three-digit number …

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While suicide rates in Utah have not increased during the pandemic, it is still essential to support physical, mental and public health measures.

Many people have been making the assumption that suicide rates have been increasing due to the Covid-19 pandemic but this is not true for Utah. The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition Executive Committee released this article and statements in efforts to clear up any misinformation. Key quotes from the article: “To date, our data shows that …

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Fox 13 Interview – Utah Pride Center Offers Post-Election Support for LGBTQ Community

Watch the Fox13 Interview video here:: https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-pride-center-offers-post-election-support-for-lgbtq-community This year has been incredibly stressful for a lot of people as we learn to navigate life during a global pandemic. On top of that, this year there was the added anxiety leading up to a presidential election. The LGBTQ+ community felt this increased weight for the weeks …

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January SOSA Cycle

The Utah Pride Center is beginning a new cycle of Survivors of Suicide Attempt (SOSA) support group on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This group provides a welcoming and safe space to express yourself and grow from your experience while building relationships. Currently, we use a virtual platform for our weekly meetings. “You can make connections …

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Utah unveils the new Live On campaign to further suicide prevention

From the Salt Lake Tribune, By Alex Vehar, May 21st 2020: Taryn Aiken Hiatt fought back tears with nearly every word as she recounted losing her father to suicide in 2002 and surviving several of her own attempts when she was a teenager. But Hiatt’s words also conveyed hope through their sadness. Hope that the …

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The State of Utah Releases LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Plan

The State of Utah Releases LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Plan The month of September is National Suicide Prevention Month and at the end of the month the state of Utah released its first-ever LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Plan. Utah is one of the first in the nation to release such a plan that helps guide statewide efforts …

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