Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the 12th episode of Therefore, What? — a podcast from Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson. It’s been edited for clarity.

Boyd Matheson: This week is Suicide Prevention Week. How to avoid tragic endings and ensure everyone has the resources and opportunities they need for better tomorrows beginning today on this episode of Therefore, What? Therefore, what is a weekly podcast that breaks down the news while breaking down barriers, challenges you and the status quo, explores timely topics and timeless principles, and leaves you confident to face what’s next. I’m Boyd Matheson, opinion editor for the Deseret News, and this is Therefore, What?

During the past several years, my colleagues at the Deseret News have researched, reported and highlighted the challenges of America’s growing suicide epidemic. We’ve seen it here in the state of Utah, youth suicide alone in Utah has nearly quadrupled in the last five years. And that’s the challenge. This week, in the midst of all of the other things that are going on around the country, Americans are rightly focusing on suicide prevention. And I would suggest that we don’t wait until it’s too late. We need to make …read more

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