The Emily Effect: Family Shares Mother’s Legacy

In February, Emily Dyches was killed when she jumped out of the car, and ran in front of a semi-truck on I-15 near Nephi.
Emily’s husband is now sharing her legacy in hopes of helping other women dealing with mood disorders that can be linked to post-partum depression.

Sam Penrod shares the family’s efforts that they call “The Emily Effect.”

Dr. Liz Hale also shares what women can do when it comes to prevention and recovery.

Visit for more information and resources for those struggling with perinatal mood disorders.

Postpartum Support International’s warm line offers mother-to-mother peer support: 1-800-944-4773 (

The Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative offers Utah-based resources, self-care tips, and tools for providers:

The University of Utah has a new app called “Safe UT” that connects you to crisis workers available through the University, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Clinic is another terrific resource that serves Utah families: 801-587-3000.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, KSL encourages you to call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Crisis Hotlines
Utah County Crisis Line: 801-226- 4433

Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000

Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373- 7393

Online resources
NAMI Utah:

Utah Chapter-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

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