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Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in Utah and takes lives without regard to age, income, race, or gender.

In Utah:

  • More adults have thought about or attempted suicide than anywhere else in the country.
  • The suicide rate has been consistently higher than the U.S. rate for the past decade.
  • Every 16 hours a Utahan dies by suicide.

For youth (ages 10-17):

  • Utah ranks 5th in the nation for suicide deaths.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death.
  • Females attempt suicide more frequently than males; however, males die by suicide at a higher rate than females.

Contact:
Melissa Stenquist BS, CHES
801-399-7187
mstenquist@co.weber.ut.us

Jann Fawcett BS, CHES
801-399-7186
jfawcett@co.weber.ut.us


Resources:

national
Suicide Prevntion Lifeline

uofu
UofU Crisisline

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Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)

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NAMI- Utah

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