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Stories, resources from KSL's suicide prevention special

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Stories, resources from KSL's suicide prevention special

By KSL.com | Posted - Nov. 21, 2014 at 11:56 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — KSL has made a strong commitment to help break the silence on suicide. We want to spread hope and expand the community conversation with your help.

We all play a role in suicide prevention. Even if you do not know anyone directly who has died by suicide, you most likely do know someone impacted by it.

Below are stories filled with hope and resources to help break the silence on suicide.

Brent Brown presents questions to ask to prevent suicide

Brent Brown lost his sister to suicide and he hope the training will help his employees learn how to ask the tough questions he didn't know to ask. Watch the video to see the entire presentation Dr. Greg Hudnall, Exec. Director of Hope4Utah gave recently to employees at Brent Brown Toyota in Orem.

Suicide prevention resources
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, KSL encourages you to call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Crisis Hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-226-4433
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373- 7393
  • National Crisis Line: 1-800-784-2433
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386

Online resources

8 years after suicide attempt, man shares hope

KSL caught up Seth Adam Smith after he gave the keynote address at NAMI Utah's annual conference. He shared with us the response he received after the special aired and how he has been able to rebuild his life after attempting suicide.

Suicide survivors have hope with Complicated Grief counseling

Caring Connections at the University of Utah College of Nursing want to help suicide survivors who may have "unique risk factors" as they work through Complicated Grief, or "persistent, unrelenting grief." They are conducting research that involves therapy sessions.

Golden Gate Guardian saves lives patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge

Sam Penrod visits with the man known as the Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge about how we all can play a role in saving lives. The retired California Highway Patrol officer and a suicide attempt survivor, Kevin Hines, will speak in Utah Friday.

Schools, students work to prevent suicide

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.

Counseling, programs address rate of suicide among emergency responders

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.

A list of suicide prevention resources & events

For those who want to learn how to help, several events will be taking place in November.

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