SALT LAKE CITY — A series of reports from the Utah Department of Health show suicide rates in the state are on the rise.
The agency says it found there were 456 suicides in 2010, up from 357 in 2006.
Preliminary data suggest the number of suicides will exceed 500 for 2011.
The research found that youth who committed suicide were more likely to have school or relationship problems while young adults were more likely to have been experiencing problems with intimate partners.
Among adults, the data found that many suffered from mental illness.
Officials say agencies across the state have now formed the Suicide Prevention Coalition to combat the problem.
— Associated Press
- Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt...
- Man accused of killing UTA worker dies in prison
- Women underrepresented across Utah's...
- Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting...
- 7 tips for summer travel while pregnant
- Area museums help visitors ‘slow down,...
- The tiny town that set out to be Utah's...
- Jim Bennett: One 11-year-old's perspective on...
- Planned Parenthood 'CTR' campaign draws... 63
- New rule sparks debate over teacher... 47
- Utah Democrats headed to 'historic'... 29
- Utah Democrat: Kaine 'kind of person we... 21
- San Juan County residents say 'doodah'... 18
- Utah Democrats see opportunity in... 17
- Two Utah schools under federal... 10
- Women underrepresented across Utah's... 9