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Mental hospital bed shortage putting people at risk

Sep 15th, 2017 - 11:52am

Survivors and families share how they navigated the obstacles that face many seeking resources.

Suicide-attempt survivors share stories of recovery after crisis

Sep 12th, 2017 - 5:33pm

There were many factors that helped Elijah recover from persistent suicidal thoughts, he said. But a key moment came when a friend who was struggling confided in him.

The crucial moment of a suicide crisis is the time to save a life

Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:14pm

For those seeking to save a life, there is no more crucial time to act than the crux of a suicide crisis.

Reasons to Hope: Suicide is Utah’s most preventable tragedy

Sep 10th, 2017 - 12:38pm

For decades, suicide has been one of Utah's top killers. Now, survivors and experts alike explain why there are reasons to hope.

8 years after suicide attempt, man shares hope

Candice Madsen  |  Posted Nov 21st, 2014 - 11:10am

Seth Adam Smith helped us break the silence on suicide during our special presentation in 2013.

Suicide survivor works to prevent needless deaths

Candice Madsen and Aundrea Peterson  |  Posted Apr 25th, 2013 - 7:10pm

Suicide survivors are six times more likely to die by suicide than people who have not been touched by suicide, studies show, but one survivor is working hard to break that cycle.

Golden Gate Guardian saves lives patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge

Sam Penrod  |  Posted Nov 20th, 2014 - 10:39pm

A man who has become an expert on literally talking people off a bridge is in Utah this week talking about suicide prevention.

Suicide survivors have hope with Complicated Grief counseling  |  Posted Nov 20th, 2014 - 10:14pm

If you've lost someone to suicide it may feel like no one understands what you're going through. Here is a special message of hope.

How Memories Can Help You Heal

Dec 18th, 2015 - 11:00am

This story of Heidi Swapp and her family shows us that we can find joy even through the most horrible tragedy. It started as a story about scrapbooking and memory keeping.........but that's really not the message.

The silence of suicide

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 31st, 2013 - 8:01pm

When I hear the word suicide, there is another word that comes to mind: silence. Having had a close family member (my older sister) die from suicide, I know this feeling firsthand. Here is my story.

How to talk about suicide with your teen  |  Posted Apr 25th, 2013 - 8:56pm

Talking with our kids is important, but how do you have a conversation about suicide? Dr. Greg Hudnall took KSL step-by-step through the conversation, noting what to listen for.

Suicide prevention training for businesses

Candice Madsen  |  Posted Nov 20th, 2014 - 10:57pm

Dr. Greg Hudnall, Exec. Director of Hope4Utah is encouraging businesses to offer suicide prevention training at work.

Counseling, programs address rate of suicide among emergency responders  |  Posted Nov 21st, 2014 - 11:48am

Veterans are at a higher risk for suicide than the general public and so are police officers, firefighters and EMTs. But agencies across the country are only beginning to address the issue of PTSD.

Schools, students work to prevent suicide  |  Posted Nov 21st, 2014 - 11:39am

Adults aren't the only ones to deal with depression. Teens may also face the mental illness and see suicide as an escape. A Sandy school, however, is educating teens and parents on how to recognize and manage depression in a healthy way and prevent suicide.