Mental Health Resources

mental health daylight exposure...
Jacob Rueda

Researchers say mental health affected by daylight exposure

With daylight saving time possibly becoming permanent, researchers say daylight exposure can affect mental health, and more darkness during winter might be harmful,
6 months ago
Suicide Prevention, mental health centers...
Jacob Rueda

Utah mental health centers ready for switch to new 988 number

Utah mental health facilities are preparing for an upgrade to the national suicide prevention number from a 10-digit number to a three-digit number.
7 months ago
A family photo shows Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor, who at 10 years old died by suicide over the sec...
Aimee Cobabe and Kira Hoffelmeyer

Lawmakers approve bill inspired by Izzy Tichenor to track who gets bullied at school

Utah lawmakers passed a bill to require school officials to collect data on kids who are getting bullied. That data would include the victim's demographics.
7 months ago
TikTok teen...
Curt Gresseth

Is TikTok hurting your teen? Parents can help says counselor

Parents can help their teen make better decisions about their interactions with social media platforms like TikTok.
8 months ago
mental health help...
Curt Gresseth

Mental health needs spike during pandemic, but help in Utah abundant, free

The need for mental health services reached new heights in Utah last year, but a physician said help is available and free in the state.
9 months ago
TikTok ban...
Curt Gresseth

Is it time for parents to remove kids from social media?

The Granite School District asks parents to take their children off social media if they can't monitor their kids' use of the apps.
9 months ago
depression in older adults drone video game...
Curt Gresseth

Can video games relieve depression in older adults? University of Utah study to find out.

Depression in older adults could be relieved by certain video games. A University of Utah Health study aims to find out.
9 months ago
(Dr. Deborah Bilder, left, and Dr. Amanda Bakian, right, speaking during a press conference on auti...
Paul Nelson

Doctors find autism rates among Utah children higher than previously thought

New data authored by researchers at the University of Utah shows there are far more children on the autism spectrum than previously thought.  Researchers say improvements in testing and diagnosing autism could be one reason for the increase.
10 months ago
utah staffing shortages...
Paul Nelson

Staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital reaches ‘critical state’

Officials say that the staffing shortage at Utah State Hospital is most strongly felt in the area of direct care positions.
10 months ago
virtual reality...
Amber Gentry

Utah veteran uses virtual reality to help others combat PTSD 

Veterans can use virtual reality to connect with doctors and fellow veterans, as well as play games to help ease stress they may be feeling.
11 months ago
Firearm Suicide - Suicide Prevention...
Kate Davis

Logan coffee shop offers help to those experiencing mental health crisis

Cache Coffee in Logan says it will safely store guns owned by anyone experiencing a mental health crisis in effort to reduce suicide.
11 months ago
emotional abuse moab police petito domestic violence strangulation gabby petito investigation...
Curt Gresseth

Emotional abuse in relationships can become physical abuse

Most physically abusive relationships begin with emotional or psychological abuse. Recognizing it is crucial says a Utah psychiatrist.
1 year ago
Safe UT app...
Paul Nelson

Analysts: Mental health calls to Safe UT app ‘more intense’ since pandemic

During the pandemic, the use of the Safe UT app has increased, especially calls for mental health services.
1 year ago
Veterans suicide...
Nick Wyatt

Veterans in Utah are at higher risk of suicide after years of improvement

Making the situation more difficult, veterans and the military still struggle with a stigma surrounding seeking professional help to prevent suicide.
1 year ago
(The George E. Whalen Veterans Medical Center in Salt Lake City.  Deseret News, file photo)...
Paul Nelson

VA of Salt Lake City increasing outreach to vets in the wake of Afghanistan attack

The attacks in Afghanistan could trigger mental health issues for vets.
1 year ago
suicide...
Curt Gresseth

After daughter’s suicide attempt, mom wants to give kids tools to break free

After her teen daughter's suicide attempt, a mother is on a mission to give kids resources to fight against the stigma of seeking help.
1 year ago
Simone Biles, Olympics...
Mark Jones

Local expert gives insight on Simone Biles situation

Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympics earlier this week to put her mental health back in order. One local expert gives his take on Biles' decision.
1 year ago
(Fire crews had to remove the roof of the damaged apartments because it kept collapsing, making it ...
Paul Nelson

Family of man accused of starting apartment fire in Murray say mental illness and lack of care were factors in the blaze

MURRAY – Family members of a man accused setting a Murray apartment complex on fire say there is more to his story.  They say he has been dealing with severe mental health problems, and they believe the fire could have been prevented if he had access to proper care. Police booking affidavits say Forrest Wilkinson […]
1 year ago
LGBTQ child...
Curt Gresseth

Dave & Dujanovic: Talking to your LGBTQ+ child

Despite the increase in people identifying as LGBTQ+, mental health issues remain prevalent, especially among young populations. 
1 year ago
Pride Story Garden...
Dan Bammes

Pride Story Garden opens at City-County Building

Utah Pride Center opened the Pride Story Garden for those who'd like to hear the stories of Utah's LGBTQ+ communities.
1 year ago
Mental HEALTH CRISIS CENTER...
Dan Bammes

Groundbreaking is set for mental health crisis care center in SLC

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute will break ground Wednesday at noon for its new $34 million crisis care center in South SLC.
1 year ago
Architect's rendering of the Translational Research building at the Huntsman Mental Health Institut...
Dan Bammes

Huntsman Mental Health Institute to add new research building

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah plans to add a new $150 million Translational Research facility
1 year ago
Homeless Camp...
Dan Bammes

Homeless camp cleanups continue in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City officials continue homeless camp cleanups and offer resources by removing two camps near downtown on Wednesday.
1 year ago
Project Safeguard logo...
Dan Bammes

“Project Safeguard” aims to help police respond to people with special needs

Eight police departments and two dispatch centers in Salt Lake County came together with Project Safeguard to respond to people with special needs.
1 year ago