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April 25, 2017

The County Library Tackles Suicide, Depression as Part of Countywide Reading Initiative

Kelsy Thompson - Email
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SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – United We Read SLC continues its discussion series of "A Man Called Ove" at Salt Lake County Library’s Bingham Creek branch on May 10. The discussion will feature a special guest from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah who will share information about depression and suicide prevention.

"I have felt the pain in my life and the lives of others because of suicide. Unfortunately, suicide is a very real danger for people in Ove’s position," says Wanda Huffaker, a public services librarian at the County Library. "This book discussion will cover depression, suicide following life changes, tips for what to do when you feel like you don’t fit in, the warning signs of suicide, and how to help others in crisis."

Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library are committed to the well-being of everyone in our community. Suicide prevention and mental health support resources are available 24/7:

Visit for more information about the initiative, related programs, book discussions and to share stories of kindness. #UnitedWeReadSLC #ReadConnectShare

  • WHAT: "A Man Called Ove" Book Discussion
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 – 7 pm
  • WHERE:The County Library—Bingham Creek, 4834 W 9000 S


About United We Read SLC: United We Read SLC is a reading initiative that encourages everyone in the County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. The initiative is a collaboration between Murray Library, Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library and runs through May 2017.