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Reducing Utah’s Suicide Epidemic

Utah’s suicide rate consistently ranks above the national average. What factors contribute to this high rate, why do rural counties struggle more than metropolitan ones, and how has the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Utahns’ anxiety and stress levels? Learn about agencies in your area that provide support and “postvention,” and other ways local agencies are working to save lives.

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One Utahn's Experience Surviving Suicide and COVID-19

When the pressure of living a double life became too much for Josephine Jesse, she says she turned to suicide three times. Now as a survivor, Josephine is writing about her journey to accept her identity and sharing her strength with others who may be struggling. 

If you or someone you know needs help call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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