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Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation

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 Prevention001

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/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah
http://www.namiut.org/801-323-9900
Toll Free 877-230-6264

Utah Suicide & Crisis Hotline
http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/utah-suicide-hotlines.html

Valley Mental Health 801-261-1442

Permission to Grieve: For Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide
http://health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/Suicide/grievebooklet_final0605.pdf