The Utah Dept. of Health reports that in 2015, “suicide was the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10 to 17.” Older people are not immune. Suicide is the 7th-leading cause of death for Utahns over the age of 10 years. See the report, raw data, and statistics here .
Millcreek has not escaped these statistics. Sadly, we had a high school student this year succumb to depression and commit suicide, and another student made an attempt. As a community, we are taking these complex public health issues very seriously. The UPD has begun a program to keep track of residents with troubling mental problems, with mechanisms to help locate resource for them and their families. Skyline High will host an event on April 4th to discuss suicide prevention with parents.
Suicide Prevention Services Available to Millcreek Residents
24 Hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Mobile Crisis Outreach Team 801-587-3000
Man Therapy: http://www.mantherapy.org
Suicide Prevention Courses: http://www.qprinstitute.com/
Utah Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Valley Mental Health 801-261-1442
Permission to Grieve: For Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide