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Please limit your message to $$$$ characters. $$$$ is not a valid email address. Please enter a promotional code. Sold Out Pending You have exceeded the time limit and your reservation has been released. The purpose of this time limit is to ensure that registration is available to as many people as possible. Community stands together against bullying. WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Victims of bullying face new arenas of abuse online and in social media, and in the face of a growing problem several organizations came together on Saturday to hold a conference aimed at educating people about bullying and ways it can be prevented.
The anti-bullying event was engineered by a non-profit group called Standing Together, which brought special speaker Nick Vujicic to Utah to speak at several schools. Vujicic does not have arms or legs, and he speaks about the power of attitude and ways to end bullying. Saturday’s event began with a service project where volunteers helped remove graffiti and pick up trash throughout West Valley City, and an assembly at West Lake Junior High School followed. The assembly featured West Valley City D.A.R.E. officer Loran Brumley, who taught about tools that can be used to recognize and handle bullying situations.
“Kids are really afraid to reach out and say: ‘I am being bullied; I need some help,’” Brumley said. Suicide Survivor. Amazing Story. Tanner Kirk. Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune. This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated.
It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. Sandy• Tanner Kirk wanted to die. Two years ago, he tied a rope around his neck and tried to hang himself in his Utah home. At 13, he was minutes away from becoming another teen suicide statistic when a relative found him. He was rushed to the hospital and survived the episode, but not without a life-altering change: He's now confined to a wheelchair and able to speak through a computer-generated voice. The 16-year-old from Cyprus High in Magna on Tuesday traveled to Sandy to speak to peers about what he wishes he would have known before he tried to end his life on Feb. 8, 2010. Rolling his wheelchair to the front of a crowd gathered at Jordan High School, Kirk punched his computer board as an older, modulated voice echoed over the PA system. "Ask for help, do not make my mistake," he said. 079. Jordan High students raise awareness for suicide prevention.
SANDY, Utah – Students at Jordan High School covered the school in yellow this week.
It’s a color that represents suicide awareness. The Utah Department of Health reports on average 402 Utahns die from suicide every year, it’s the second leading cause of death among teens aged 10-17. Tuesday hundreds gathered for an optional assembly, to learn more about dealing with suicidal thought, and recognizing them in others. “The thing about suicide is, it’s 100% preventable,” says Taryn Aiken, Chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Utah Chapter.
“There are things we can do to help somebody when they are in trouble.” Aiken talked to students about warning signs, and resources available for teens and their friends. Students also heard from Tanner Kirk. “It’s a mistake my family and friends also have to live with,” says Kirk. Warning signs for suicide include: Aiken also announced an anonymous tip line where students can submit concerns through the internet or by text.