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Riverton spotlights anxiety with Live in Real Life Part 2

Feb 20, 2019 10:56AM ● By Mariden Williams

It was a full house at the first Live in Real Life conference. (Mariden Williams/City Journals)

By Mariden Williams | mariden.w@mycityjournals.com 

The second installment of a popular mental health conference will be the highlighted event of Riverton High School’s 2019 Hope Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of teen suicide and depression.

“Last year, we were able to convene with a panel of teachers and administrators and parents that talked about some of the top issues that they see at school,” said Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs. “Really it all related to anxiety, to depression, and oftentimes leading to self-harm and even suicide. And we were asked, ‘Will the city please do something—help sponsor events that help draw and raise some awareness for this?’”

And thus, Live in Real Life was born. 

The first Live in Real Life conference, held