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Mental health resources offered after beloved Taylorsville principal dies of health complications - KUTV 2News

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The Taylorsville High School community is grappling with the sudden passing of Principal Emme Liddell.(Photo: Provided to 2News by Liddell Family)TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (KUTV) — The Taylorsville High School community is grappling with the sudden passing of Principal Emme Liddell.Students and staff are seeking answers and closure as they celebrate Liddell's nearly decade-long legacy as an educator."Emme has this amazing ability to make everyone she talked with feel heard and valued," said Kelli Miller, assistant principal at Taylorsville High School.Liddell's unexpected death last week, which was caused by health complications, has left a void that the school community is struggling to fill.Miller, who worked closely with Liddell for nearly the past three years, said the news came as a shock, even to those aware of her recent health struggles."Every person who worked with her and got to know her knew that she loved them," Miller said."And I had seen her just earlier that day and had a great conversation with her.She was so excited about an event we had planned the next day at the school."The impact of this sudden loss is also taking a toll on mental health. Miller noted that some teachers have needed time off to grieve."Other teachers are saying that students they thought didn't care about anything — as some teenagers will try to portray — are asking, 'How are you doing?' or saying, 'My teacher in my last period was really upset; can I go back and check on them?'" Miller added.This sense of community and mutual care is precisely the legacy that Liddell leaves behind."She loved her job, and she loved serving kids and helping kids find themselves and helping teachers be better," Miller said.The Granite School District has taken measures to support the community.Counselors have been available for anyone in need of emotional support.Funeral arrangements have been made for next week, along with a celebration of Liddell's life._____

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