Suicide prevention month, global vaccine efforts and Provo’s fight over a mask mandate

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss September being National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month, grim mental health statistics for young adults during the pandemic, the U.S. refusing to offer support for the World Health Organization’s vaccine efforts, the risks of attempting a ‘herd immunity’ strategy, the fight between Provo’s mayor and city council over a mask mandate, Utah State University quarantining dorms after detecting COVID-19 in the school’s wastewater, the ongoing race between incumbent Rep. Ben McAdams and GOP challenger Burgess Owens in District 4 and the final nights of the Republican National Convention.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Utah Warm Line: 833-SPEAKUT (toll-free), 801-587-1055 (local)

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