CityViews 3/7/12: Confronting Suicide/Making Health Care Decisions

 

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Segment 1: Suicide Prevention

 

Utah continues to have one of the highest suicide rates in the U.S., from teens to returning veterans to the mentally ill. What is driving the trend? And how can families, schools and communities cope with the loss of a loved one, friend or colleague who has taken their own life? On Wednesday, we’ll discuss the warning signs and how to get help.

 

Guests:

  • Dr. Doug Gray, Prof. of Psychiatry, University of Utah
  • Doug Thomas, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
  • Greg Hudnall, Associate Superintendent, Provo School District

 

 

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Segment 2: Making Health Care Decisions

 

Does your family know how you want to deal with medical decisions if you’re in an accident or become incapacitated? A new push to get Utahns to have a so-called advanced care directive on file is underway. On Wednesday, we’ll talk about how to approach end-of-life decisions with a family member and issues to consider when planning health decisions.

Guest:

  • Erin Donnelly, Intermountain Health Care
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