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Suicide is a major public health problem in Utah. According to the Utah Department of Health,

  • Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death for Utahns
  • On average, two Utahns die as a result of suicide and 12 Utahns re treated for suicide attempts every day
  • On average, 578 Utahns die from suicide and 4,538 Utahns ttempt suicide every year
      Breaking the Silence  


Click here to watch the KSL Special “Breaking the Silence on Suicide”

Do you know the warning signs of suicide?
There are many warning signs that indicate a person may be contemplating suicide, including:

  • Suicide threats
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Statements revealing a desire to die
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Prolonged depression
  • Making final arrangements
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills

If you or someone you know is exhibiting these warning signs, get help immediately. Call 911 or Utah County Crisis Line at 801-691-LIFE (5433).

QPR Gatekeeper Trainings
Individuals trained as QPR Gatekeepers can help those who may be considering suicide by learning to recognize the warning signs of suicide and then responding with three steps.
QPR stands for

  • Question a person about suicide
  • Persuade the person to get help
  • Refer the person to the appropriate resource for help

If you would like to schedule a free one hour QPR training in your community, contact:
Marla Brannum
801-851-7513
marlab@utahcounty.gov

Additional Resources

For more information on Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition, visit:

For more information on where to get help in Utah County and tips on how to help a suicidal person:

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For more information on the prevalence of suicide in Utah:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

Utah Department of Health- Suicide Information


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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