BYU Hosts Suicide Prevention Conference

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio Hundreds gathered at BYU today to attend a conference aimed at stopping teen suicide.

School teachers, hospital workers and police officers attended this conference to talk about a subject that people don't really like to talk about.

"We want to do everything we can to get help and provide hope," explained Greg Hudnall, executive director of the Hope Task Force.

Hudnall says the numbers are frightening. "Every two hours in the United States a young person commits suicide, and for every student who completes there are four to eight individuals who attempt suicide," he said.

The goal at this conference was to train everyone here on how to spot the warning signs and how to get help to those who need.

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