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Feb 25th - Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting

Article Published 01/22/2014

Layton Communities That Care Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting

In Utah, suicide is the 8th leading cause of death overall and is the 2nd leading cause for teens. Utah ranks 7th in the nation for suicides with an average of 10 suicides a week. Five hundred and forty-five (545) Utahns lost their lives in 2012 from suicide, or 20.9 people per 100,000 population. In Davis County, we lost 51 people to suicide or 17.99 people per 100,000 population. Suicide is a serious issue in Davis County.

In an effort to address the issue of suicide, the Layton Communities That Care (CTC) has partnered with Northern Utah HOPE (Hold On Persuade Empower) Suicide Prevention Task Force, HAFB, Davis Behavioral Health, Davis County Health Department, Intermountain Health Care, Veterans Affairs, and the Layton Police Department on efforts to prevent suicide and help those who have lost loved ones. On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Layton CTC will host a Suicide Prevention Town Hall meeting from 6:30-8pm at Northridge High School in the Auditorium. (2430 N Hill Field Rd. Layton.)

This important event should be attended by: parents, civic leaders, academic leaders and faculty, faith based leaders and any others interested in learning more about the issue of suicide in our community. At the event we will:

  • Receive information / messages from local civic leaders;
  • Hear from a survivor;
  • Learn tools/strategies about how to recognize the warning signs and take action to make a difference in a life; and,
  • Have the opportunity to learn about and meet with community resources.
  • Come and learn about Hope Squads for high schools.
  • Youth who need to make up a “U” in citizenship, can do so by attending the Town Hall with their parent(s) or guardian.

Please plan to attend, no registration is necessary. Any questions can be directed to: Karlene Kidman, Layton CTC Coordinator,, 801-668-3499.