KUER has a new project that we're calling The Hive Mind. Every month, a KUER reporter will be asking for your questions about a topic that they're interested in. This month, KUER's Erik Neumann is asking for your questions about mental health and getting help in Utah.
Youth suicides are at "epidemic proportions" in Utah, rural parts of the state often lack mental health services and the debate over gun access in relation to mental illness is as strong as ever. KUER's Erik Neumann wants to hear from you about mental health and getting help in Utah. What do you want Erik to investigate? Here are a few examples of questions you could ask:
- How are mental health services distributed across the state?
- How does Utah’s suicide rate vary from community to community?
- How much does mental illness impact Salt Lake City’s homeless population?
Submit your questions in the form below before March 20, and we'll open the top questions for a voting round starting March 21.
How does this work?
Step 1: We'll ask you for your questions about a certain topic. No question is too stupid or simple - we get it - this stuff can be complicated.
Step 2: We'll choose the top 3 questions that we think should be investigated and then open up a voting round. You'll be able to vote for your favorite question.
Step 3: We'll answer the question! If you submitted the winning question, we may contact you for an interview (but you can always decline).
Check out some of our previous "Hive Mind" stories:
- Hive Mind: How Many Of Those New Apartments Downtown Are Affordable?
- Hive Mind: How Much Affordable Housing Is Enough?
- Hive Mind: Are Tiny Houses A Feasible Option To Increase Affordable Housing?
- How Much Influence Does The Gun Lobby Have On Utah's Lawmakers? We Asked A Former Congressman.
- National Parks: Fee Hikes For Repairs Won't Do Enough, Public Tells Federal Agency