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Utah lawmakers are pouring millions into mental health. Here’s their plan.

Mar 15, 2021 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Editor’s note • This article discusses suicide. If you or people you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support at 1-800-273-8255.

In an effort to lower the state’s persistently high suicide rate, Utah lawmakers passed a slate of bills that increase access to mental health services, limit firearm access for people in crisis and boost prevention programs.

The legislation comes at a time when many mental health advocates say t...