City Views

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




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.



  • 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




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.


  • Erin Donnelly, Intermountain Health Care
City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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