New LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Plan for Utah

Data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance shows that nationally, LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. A new prevention plan by the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition says, “Utah consistently ranks in the top ten in the United States for suicide deaths. LGBTQ+ adults and youth experience…

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Do Anti-drug Commercials Work?

Most of us are familiar with anti-drug ads on TV. From the “brain on drugs” commercials of the 1980s to more recent commercials like the “above the influence” campaign, the federal government and nonprofits have spent millions of dollars on ads trying to convince kids to stay away from drugs. Last year, when President Trump…

A woman takes a selfie as she takes aftercare to a new level

Taking Aftercare to a New Level

Treatment is first big step in recovery, but it’s only the beginning. The first major challenge after treatment is making the transition back to daily life. Treatment provides quite a bit of structure, whether it’s inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization program, or an intensive outpatient program. You spend many hours every week engaged in therapy…

A man stands in a group and asks how he can be grateful when he's suffering

How Can I Be Grateful When I’m Suffering?

Including a gratitude practice as part of our recovery can help us to connect with feelings of hopefulness and appreciation. When we focus on gratitude, we’re better able to think positively and optimistically. Gratitude can be a powerful antidote to depression and anxiety. How do we work our gratitude practice when we’re suffering? How can…

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A Caring Industry: A Conversation with Behavioral Health Tech Company, CaredFor

Behavioral health is an industry that cares. An industry that saves lives, gives hope, and builds connections. These connections with our prospective customers and existing clients is more important, and also easier to maintain, than ever before. This is largely due to the ever-evolving landscape of mobile technology. Those in search of help have instant…