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Health Officials, Advocates Beg For Conversations, Outreach After Suicide Deaths

In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic is a more silent epidemic: mental health and suicide.

Health advocates in the county are hoping to promote resilience and awareness of suicide prevention resources in March.


The effort comes after roughly a dozen deaths by suicide were handled by the Cache County Attorney Office’s Victim Services from December through February, though the state medical examiner has not released confirmation. The office handled five suicide cases over the same period in 2019-2020.


But as any advocate or loved one will say, even one death due to suicide is too many.Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.