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Utah’s suicide hotlines receive nearly 10,000 calls each year from people in crisis, but not all are staffed 24/7. That’s why lawmakers are pushing new legislation to keep those lines open and staffed. 

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The city of Draper has received a $10,000 grant to provide youth suicide prevention programs to the community.

Youth Suicide Drives Down Utah's Child Health Ranking

Jun 20, 2016
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A new report shows that Utah is not making the same progress on children’s health insurance coverage or child death rates as other states. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the state dropped from 7th to 27th in this year’s child health ranking.

Project Aims to Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide in Provo

May 24, 2016
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In response to high rates of suicide attempts for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth within the LDS community, a new pilot program is launching in Provo.