Utah has had a collective failure when it comes to mental health and it is a crisis that must not be ignored. As a community, we don’t know how to talk about mental health issues, despite the fact these issues – including suicide – are more openly discussed today than in the past. We have a long way to go.
Today, too many of our people are hurting, and doing so in silence. We need bold leadership that won’t shrink and pretend there isn’t a problem; leadership that will bring the best practices to the forefront and use the convening power of the Governor’s office to bring people together to address this crisis in our families and communities. As a State, it is time to make sure those who suffer know they are not in this alone and that we are eager to help them get the care they need.
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