Podcast: Elevation causes Mental Health Issues and Depression in Utah


Life Elevated Can Be a Bummer.

Dr. Perry Renshaw and researchers at the University of Utah Brain Center have learned something astonishing about life at high-altitudes—living Utah can bottom out mood in people who suffer depression. Renshaw says that within hours of a visitor stepping off a plane at Salt Lake International Airport, mood begins to spiral downwards. It may even contribute to Utah’s high suicide rates. Learn more about this important research and what you can do about high-altitude depression on Salt Lake Speaks.

Listen below.

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Interviewer: Glen Warchol
Guest: Dr. Perry Renshaw of the Brain Institute at the University of Utah
Sound Recording/Editing: Andrea Kile Peterson
Production: Salt Lake magazine