suicide http://kuer.org en Salt Lake County Inmate Found Dead After Being Charged with Abuse http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-inmate-found-dead-after-being-charged-abuse <p>A jailed man accused of sexually abusing teenage immigrant boys and forcing them to deal drugs is dead. The Salt Lake County Sheriff says that authorities found 42-year-old Victor Manuel Rax hanging in his cell Monday night, and they believe he committed suicide.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:22:55 +0000 Andrea Smardon 45609 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Inmate Found Dead After Being Charged with Abuse Preliminary Study Links Air Pollution and Suicide http://kuer.org/post/preliminary-study-links-air-pollution-and-suicide <p></p><p></p><p>A new study from the University of Utah suggests yet another link between pollution and health hazards: a correlation between dirty air and suicide that’s spurring even more questions.</p><p>Amanda Bakian, an assistant professor of psychiatry, says preliminary findings show more people commit suicide when nitrogen dioxide is elevated. And when is fine-particle pollution is elevated. But she notes the correlation is puzzling because the suicide-pollution link is strongest in the seasons when pollution is generally not that high, spring and fall.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:27:03 +0000 Judy Fahys 44515 at http://kuer.org Preliminary Study Links Air Pollution and Suicide BYU Student Wins National Award for LGBT Suicide Prevention http://kuer.org/post/byu-student-wins-national-award-lgbt-suicide-prevention <p></p><p>A Brigham Young University student will be recognized by a national suicide prevention organization this week for his work with the lesbian and gay community in Utah. BYU Senior Adam White will be receiving the ‘Youth Innovator’ Award at the Trevor Project's annual dinner in Los Angeles. Past honorees at <a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/site/trevorlivela">TrevorLIVE</a> include Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris, and Queen Latifah.</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 38771 at http://kuer.org BYU Student Wins National Award for LGBT Suicide Prevention Governor Signs Student Safety Bills at Cyprus High http://kuer.org/post/governor-signs-student-safety-bills-cyprus-high <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert ceremonially signed a package of student safety bills this morning at Cyprus High School in Magna. He also spoke to students about preventing suicide among kids in Utah.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new laws are aimed at preventing youth suicide, bullying and teen traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. But the occasion was mostly focused on suicide, which according to the Utah Department of Health is the second leading cause of death among Utah youth and young adults.</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 22:40:27 +0000 Whittney Evans 29471 at http://kuer.org Governor Signs Student Safety Bills at Cyprus High Utah Looks to Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts http://kuer.org/post/utah-looks-expand-suicide-prevention-efforts <p></p><p></p><p>Suicide is on the rise in Utah; and mental health professionals are at the Salt Palace Convention Center this week talking about how to improve prevention efforts.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Utah had the </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highest suicide rate in the nation in 2010 according to the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Division Assistant Director Doug Thomas says suicide is too often a permanent solution for a temporary problem.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:49:40 +0000 Whittney Evans 27850 at http://kuer.org Utah Looks to Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts Youth Suicide Prevention Bill Moves Out of Senate http://kuer.org/post/youth-suicide-prevention-bill-moves-out-senate <p>A bill that would require schools to notify the parents of children who are being bullied or who have threatened suicide has passed out of the Utah Senate today. Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake says <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/sbillint/SB0184S01.htm">SB184</a> is aimed at helping parents share responsibility with the schools and allow them to be more engaged in what happens with their children.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25925 at http://kuer.org Youth Suicide Prevention Bill Moves Out of Senate