As a sophomore in high school, my depression reached its highest peak with an added symptom I never knew existed at the time. Violent thoughts. I thought of horrible, terrible things to do to people and it truly scared me. I’m not a violent person by nature, so this wa...

April 19, 2018

The other day I read something that was purportedly written by Charlie Chaplin back in the 1940’s.  Although his authorship of the poem is sometimes disputed (some say it was written by a woman named Kim McMillen), the fact remains that it is very moving and inspiring.

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October 19, 2017

The time after a suicide attempt can be very confusing and filled with lots of conflicting emotions. Typically, the pain and problems that lead a person to consider suicide are still present and are compounded by reactions of family and friends.  Many attempt survivors...

August 9, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE

If you struggle with self-harm or experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “LISTEN” to 741741. For a list of ways to cope with self-harm urges, visit this re...

August 19, 2016

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Brigham Suicide Prevention is a positive and forward-thinking group. We are in the midst of educating many groups of people on the standards of QPR training (Question, Persuade, Refer) and SafeTALK (Suicide...

August 12, 2015

I Cry in the Morning

Whether you have a child who is an addict, or who has been lost to suicide, or both, you will appreciate this poem that sheds empathy on your pain. Remember to care for yourself and be strong for all those who need you even when you feel you can’t m...

FAMILIES ARE FOREVER (video): Questions to Expect

Brigham City LGBT Community Awareness

Regardless of your age, being honest with your loved ones about your sexual identity can create crisis. Your family may not understand, or think you’re going through a phase, or their...

ENGAGING YOUR FIVE SENSES

Another suicide and a community devastated. Was it divorce, bullying, desperation, addiction, or isolation? Is there anything we could have done? “He never told anyone he was going to attempt suicide; he seemed fine!”

Preventing suicide takes mo...

July 25, 2015

Perfect

I was 7 years old when my father decided he wanted to divorce my mother.  I was the oldest child of three, a Daddy’s girl, and I was devastated.

I remember being upstairs in my bedroom when I heard my parents talking in hushed tones downstairs in the front room....

With an increase in suicide attempts in Box Elder County, Utah, a coalition of professionals and volunteers is available to help educate all ages. When you are in the depths of depression it’s hard to see a way out.

Perhaps you’ve lost a job, experienced infid...

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