mental health

New Leader Takes The Helm At Connect Summit County

Aug 22, 2019
Deanna Rhodes Exec. Dir. Connect Summit County / Connect Summit County

Connect Summit County is a grassroots community advocacy organization that helps people who are struggling with mental health challenges. New leadership has been named to take on fundraising challenges and strategic planning.

Deanna Rhodes has been hired as the Executive Director of Connect Summit County. She comes from a communications, marketing and fundraising job with the Park City Community Foundation. Her bio states she worked on branding and community outreach, and she had noted success in development and acquiring major donors for the foundation.

If you are unsure how to support your loved one with anxiety, depression, ADHD and more, NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, is hosting a free Family Support Group beginning September 3 at the Wasatch County Library in Heber from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and held the first and third Tuesday of each month. For more information call 385-743-2174 or email karlnamiutah@gmail.com.  No registration is required. 

Mental Health struggles are dificult enough without the overwhelming and confusing behavioral health system bogging you down.  CONNECTSummitCounty.org includes a mental health resource directory to help residents find services.  Recently added is the Peer Navigation Service that provides a live person who can help you identify and connect with services and information. Call or text 435-776-HELP or email CONNECTsummitresources@gmail.com

 

Carla Astorga - Affiliate Steering Committee Chair, NAMI for Wasatch/Summit Counties

We continued our discussion about the Person to Person program by NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), a 10-class weekly series focused on individuals suffering from mental health illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and others that affect the Hispanic/Latino community. The classes are in Spanish and free and open to the public.

  

Carla Astorga - Affiliate Steering Committee Chair, NAMI for Wasatch/Summit Counties

We discussed the Person to Person program by NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), a 10-class weekly series focused on individuals suffering from mental health illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and others that affect the Hispanic/Latino community. The classes are in Spanish and free and open to the public.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Helps Heal Mind And Body

May 7, 2019
Park City Municipal Corporation

The Wednesday Lunch and Learn topic at the PC MARC explores the connection between mental health and physical health from the perspective of Traditional Chinese medicine.

People who struggle with mental health are moving to a broader team approach for their treatment. It can include things like Yoga, a mindfulness practice and exercise.  Maile McCain is an acupuncturist, herbalist and Chinese medicine practitioner. She deals with all levels of mental illness including anxiety and stress but also major depression.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the organization Connect Park City will be presenting a host of events.

Sherie Fisher, the acting Executive Director of Connect, said the events are all free and most take place in the Park City area.

The kick-off event on Wednesday, May 1st, is the Wellness Wheel, to be held at the Park City Community Church, near the Blue Roof intersection on Highway 224.

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 :

Connect Summit County

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:

Communities That Care Hires a Youth Programs Coordinator

Aug 28, 2017
summitcountyhealth.org

Summit County, Park City and the school districts have taken on mental health in response to the deaths of two middle school students last year. Out of that came the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance who has hired a Communities That Care coordinator. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story. 

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: 

The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday and among the agenda items was the 2017/2018 Superintendent’s budget.  Priorities include increasing mental health and counseling staff as well as individual school positions.   Carolyn Murray has more:

There’s been a surge of activism around mental health issues in the Park City community following the drug overdose deaths of two 8th Grade Boys. The school district, along with the city and county have combined efforts to address mental health, substance abuse and at risk youth. Carolyn Murray has more.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on this week's City Council retreat; Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough talks about the new mental health needs assessment survey; and Jesse Hunt with the Park City Ski Team has details on this year's PCST Alumni Night.