UTAH: Beating Utah's Grim Suicide Statistics: LGBT-Focused Center to Open in St. George

June 14, 2019
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark News
State:  Utah

The Spectrum

A suicide prevention center for LGBT youth and families is opening a third location in Utah. Encircle offers counseling, wellness programs, and support groups for youth and parents. The center aims to address clients’ needs by ensuring that its services and programs are culturally competent. "I think that's kind of why Encircle's approach has been working well," said Encircle founder and CEO Stephanie Larsen. "We believe in meeting people where they are and having conversations around the community's belief system.” Encircle’s newest location is due to open by the beginning of 2020.

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Populations:  Youth, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender People
Settings:  Communities, Family Members and Caregivers
Planning and Implementing:  Cultural Competence, Promoting Mental Health
Strategies:  Connectedness