Utah has one of the highest suicide rates in the country and is the 8th leading cause of death overall in our state. On an average, one person dies by suicide every 15.6 hours in the state. Suicide cost Utah a total of $629,958,000 of combined lifetime medical and work loss in 2010, or an average of $1.3 million per suicide death. It's the third leading cause of death for ages 10-14; the second leading cause of death for ages 15-44; and the 4th leading cause of death for ages 45-54
QPR-QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER
At this community connect, we'll get a preview of the County's QPR training that enables people to save a life by asking a simple question: "Are you contemplating suicide?" Learn how to become a gatekeeper by recognizing a crisis and warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. This training is geared toward raising awareness about suicide, and the myths and misunderstandings surrounding it.