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UVU hosts third annual Suicide Prevention Conference

Over 500 community members and students attended the third annual Suicide Prevention Conferences Hosted by Utah Valley University held on Oct. 4. Keynote speaker and author Craig Miller gave a personal opening address about his own experience with mental illness and suicide. The room fell silent as Miller shared his own touching experience from youth […]

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How YOU can be the 20 seconds, advice from a UVU student

Suicide is a public mental health issue that affects many. According to the Utah Department of Health, 10 people end their own life every day. Utah has the fifth highest suicide rate in the U.S, and this rate is steadily increasing. In 2016, 32 people between the ages of 10 and 17 ended their life. […]

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UVU addresses mental health issues with group therapy

Student Health Services is continuously pursuing ways to assess and treat mental health issues on campus — one being affordable and accessible group therapy. Located on  the second floor of the Sorensen Center, Mental Health Services offers free group therapy sessions as a resource for students on campus struggling with issues ranging from depression to […]

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Preventing Suicide at UVU

September sheds light on the tragedy of suicide   To many, Utah may be known as a happy state, but what many may not know is that Utah is in the top 10 states with the highest suicide rate.   The National Institute of Mental Health found that one out of nine college students has […]

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Being informed can save a life

Death is the final equalizing element of human existence. For those whose lives end, the experience is absolute, for those they leave behind, the experience is prolonged and painful — especially in the case of suicide. Between 2003 and 2008, 13 UVU students are deceased due to suicide. Others have attempted unsuccessfully. Garrett Lee Smith, […]

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