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Izzy Tichenor’s life celebrated, Utah Jazz star covers costs

Nov 13, 2021, 3:37 PM
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Image of 10-year-old Izzy Tichener, used at a moment of silence held by the Utah Jazz on Nov. 12, 2021, in honor of the child who died by suicide.

DRAPER, Utah — Isabella “Izzy” Faith Tichenor’s life was celebrated Saturday morning in Riverton. The 10-year-old girl died by suicide on Nov. 6, 2021. 

According to the family’s legal representative Tyler Ayres, the funeral expenses were covered by Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell.

Mitchell along with other Utah Jazz players and the Utah Jazz organization have been outspoken about the tragedy.  Mitchell made comments during press conferences and on his twitter account his plans to help the Tichenor family. The basketball star also expressed his dismay that her family’s concerns were ignored.

A GoFundMe account was set up in Izzy’s name. The Utah Jazz organization made a donation of support in the amount of $50,000.

Izzy attended a school in the Davis School District. The Department of Justice recently completed an investigation at the district which stemmed from reports of Black and Asian students experiencing racial harassment. 

For more information or if you need to speak with an expert, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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Warning signs of suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

What to do if you see warning signs of suicide

  • Do not leave the person alone
  • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
  • Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional

Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Izzy Tichenor’s life celebrated, Utah Jazz star covers costs