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Rainbow Mormon: 002 The Utah Suicide Problem: A Response to South Paw Media and Jacob Hansen

The State of Utah has a significant suicide problem. We are number 5 in the nation for overall suicides and are leading the nation in suicides for individuals ages 10-17. There has been a lot of debate as to why that is and in my opinion a lot of defensiveness in looking at what the actual problem is. Today we explore the suicide problem by responding to a YouTube video put out by South Paw Media and Jacob Hansen, in which an attempt is made to take away all accountability from the LDS church and the LDS influenced culture of Utah. The video being discussed can be found at:

Related to this episode I am conducting some research on the cultural influence on the suicide problem in Utah. I am trying to gather information from as many people as possible. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and share it with others. They don’t need to be from Utah or LGBTQ to fill it out. I need information from all people. The survey can be found at:

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