The teenage suicide rate is increasing in Utah. Suicide is becoming one of the most common forms of death of people under the age of 45. How and why are more people making the desperate decision to end their lives?
Delving into this important yet neglected topic, We talk to Kim Myers who is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the State of Utah. If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts watch this important episode. You can fast forward to 37 minutes and get the best information on suicide prevention.
The Wall Street Journal recently spotlighted Utah’s Herriman High School, when one teenager committed suicide and five others followed. We touch on this terrible tragedy and how and why especially in Utah this is a problem. Can we attribute the problem to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ demands for perfection? Is there a growing dystopian mindset coming from the consumer-based mindset that exists in the suburbs? Or are teens just unable to handle rejection due to the emphasis on “safe spaces” participation awards and never being told that failure is a part of life?