Suicide. How to become a first responder, with Cristie North

By Tresa Martindale/Ashlee Swenson

Anthony Taylor Hagen, of Holladay, Utah, made his departure early on the morning of Friday, January 6, 2017. He was 23 years old. "Losing Taylor to suicide has completely changed our family and shaken us to the core. Our loss has led us to come together and create awareness in as many ways as possible." Crisitie North Taylors mother joins us today sharing her insights and wisdom along with the beautiful foundation that she and her family have built in Taylor's honor. Utah ranks 5th in the nation for teen suicide, and those numbers are growing. Our kids are dealing with more advanced issues than ever before. "Michael Staley, a 33-year-old sociologist, hired last year by the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner, expects to spend years trying to answer complex questions: Exactly how at risk are LGBTQ Utahns? What roles do religion and technology play? And why does Utah, like other Intermountain West states, have such a high suicide rate?" This research along with new insights and training need to become a fluent language in every household.     www.theartofjoy.com www.thmemorialfoundation.org  

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