For the first time in several years, Utah's suicide rate saw a slight decrease.

According to a report from the Department of Human Services, the rate dropped from 22-point-seven per 100-thousand people in 2017, to 22-point-two last year.

In the report, health officials say it is too early to tell whether this indicates a positive trend, stating that this is the time to "double down" on suicide prevention efforts.

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Utah's suicide rate ranks sixth nationally.

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