The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to a bill requiring public school teachers to complete two hours of training every five years on how to recognize signs of suicidal thoughts and behavior in youths.
It voted 27-1 for HB501, sponsored by Rep. Eric Hutchings, R-Kearns, and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert for his signature.
Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, said suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Utah youths. "This is an issue we really need to face."