2014 Utah’s Vital Stats

2014 Utah’s Vital Stats

In Memory of Sam Introduction Two months ago I published a report on the status ofschools in Utah, and since that time I’ve encountered one thing after another in my quest to finalize the remainder of Utah’s Vital Stats Report. It seemed whenever I began compiling all...

E-mail on Suicides

E-mail on Suicides

I received a comment on our and I thought was worthy of highlighting.  What was telling about this note is the ‘assumption’ I’ve not done my homework. The article he took umbrage with is listed first and then his note.  John’s note is in black font. My response to him...

Utah’s Suicide Rate Climbs…Again

Utah’s Suicide Rate Climbs…Again

Before we begin here let me preface this article with an appeal to those who are reading this and are contemplating suicide.  I’m begging and pleading with you to stop and just for a moment imagine your life without pain. There is help for you through very...

Utah’s Suicide Rate Climbs…Again

Suicide in Utah 2013

My heart sank earlier this week as I read the latest news from one of Utah’s papers reporting on the number of suicides in Utah this year.  Every other year I publish a report on the vital stats of Utah with suicide being the main focus.  While I always have to make...

2012 Vital Stats of Utah

2012 Vital Stats of Utah

Schools in Utah - Part of the Utah's Vital Stats Series In the advent of our yearly celebration of Jesus’ birth I find myself rushing to complete the Vital Stats Report on Utah.  And as this happens every 24 months you’d think I’d get used to the results of my...

Suicide in Utah

Suicide in Utah

Suicide in Utah Today I received a Google alert that the Utah Department of Health released a report on suicide in Utah.  Once again the numbers are horrific and I post this as a reminder to the body of Christ to please pray for the Mormon people, especially for...

2012 Vital Stats of Utah

Suicide in Utah

2010 Suicide in Utah: “About One per Day” Every couple of years I write an article on the basic vital stats of Utah with the main focus being the high suicide rate that seem to plague the Intermountain West....

Suicide in Utah 2008

2008 Vital Report  Utah’s Legacy  Before I sent this off to be published I wanted to add a few words, especially for the members of the LDS Church. You know, as we live this life on earth we learn and grow while encountering things we never thought of before.  Years...

Suicide in Utah 2006

VITAL STATS 2006 Every eighteen months or so for the past several years I have compiled a set of reports from varying agencies that describe the health and well being of Utah.  It’s been my experience with the findings that I am saddened each time by the results.  I...