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On today’s program, Utah Education Association President  Heidi Mathews has an update on the Our Schools Now ballot initiative compromise, the recent Federal Department of Education's denial of Title 1 and 2 funding and the #WearRedForEd movement. Sally Elliott with the Friends of Park City Mining History has an update on the group’s efforts and a look back at the area’s mining history as we approach the Pioneer Day holiday.

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Connect Summit County is in the beginning stages of bringing a clubhouse to town that would provide training for residents with mental illness. Melissa Allison brings us the story:

Aaron Newman of the Summit County Mental Health Alliance and Lynne Rutan with CONNECT Summit County join The Mountain Life to talk about the concept for a Clubhouse.  Through over 320 local Clubhouses around the world, people living with mental illness are offered opportunities for friendship, employment, education, sometimes housing, and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – so they can recover and fully participate as valued and respected members of society.

 

 

 

County council member Glenn Wright says he's looking into the notion of a satellite campus locally for Utah State University. Rick Brough has more:

Physical Therapist Lauren Ziaks joins the program to preview the panel discussion taking place May 16 at the Jim Santy Auditorium as part of CONNECT Summit County's Community Education Series, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury: Impacts on Mental Health.  

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Connect Summit County sponsored a panel of Park City students representing four high school clubs.  They were there with one sole purpose; to answer anything, anyone wanted to ask them.  The Ask Me Anything event had panel members giving short powerful talks under the Ted X youth video platform. These courageous students spoke about their personal experiences with mental health, substance abuse, racism and sexuality.  Carolyn Murray attended and has this. 

Lynn Ware Peek speaks with retired Navy Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld who served as vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the number two ranking military officer in the U.S. The admiral, along with his wife Mary, co-chair S.A.F.E. Project US (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) and are bringing their nationwide crusade to defeat the opioid epidemic to Summit County as part of the Connect community education series on Tuesday, May 8, at the Blair Education Center of the Park City Hospital.

Vail Resorts, Inc., announced last month that Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, have decided that the initial focus for their recently announced charitable fund will be on mental health issues in the Company’s local communities. Katz and Amsterdam created the new charitable fund in October 2017 with funding of approximately $58 million. Carolyn Murray has this :

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The Youth Mental Health Project is a program founded to help educate families and communities about caring for children with mental health issues.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse have been on Park City’s radar since last fall when two 8th graders from Treasure Mountain Junior High School overdosed on opiate drugs that came from internet sources in China. There’s a Free Seminar Friday where the public can learn about successful treatment programs and practices for those dealing with this illness.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

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