5/21/15 – Cemetery, Flowers and Pinwheels, and Lost Money Returned

Positive 1 My traditional trip to the graves with my mother, we always have a great time. Positive 2 My … More 5/21/15 – Cemetery, Flowers and Pinwheels, and Lost Money Returned

Happiness 101 Team Walks to Raise Suicide Awareness

Saturday, September 15, 2012  2-5pm Sugarhouse Park (1300 E. 2100 S.) Big Field Pavilion  Utah has one of the highest … More Happiness 101 Team Walks to Raise Suicide Awareness

Community seeks end to suicide epidemic after 6 deaths in 3 weeks

Article published in KSL by Frank Clayton, LPC SANPETE COUNTY — As families gathered in the auditorium of North Sanpete … More Community seeks end to suicide epidemic after 6 deaths in 3 weeks

Antidepressants don’t appear to work for most Utahns

Published on KSL
Let me start by saying a person should never, never, never go off their medications without talking to their prescriber. It is dangerous and potentially lethal.

According to the Behavioral Risk-Factor Surveillance System, Utah is currently the happiest state in the union. It is also one of the saddest. Utah sits right in the middle of the “suicide belt,” which stretches along the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming and Idaho, through Utah and Nevada and down to Arizona and New Mexico. As of 2008, the mortality rates gathered from the U.S. census indicated that Utah ranked ninth in the nation for suicides. In September 2010, the Utah Department of Health declared that Utah was the fourth greatest consumer of antidepressants in the nation with 12.71 percent of residents being prescribed antidepressants.

The problem is that these medications do not work on most of the consumers to whom they are prescribed. Continue reading Antidepressants don’t appear to work for most Utahns

Unresolved Grief Group

A group designed specifically for unresolved grief is now being offered in Salt Lake City.