mental health

On today's Local News Hour:

(02:10) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report 

(05:48) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

( 22:18) Mental Health Counselor Katie Thomas has details about an upcoming small group teen girls resiliency program she is offering throughout the month of March.

(36:30) Park City Local and American Idol contestant Wyatt Pike talks about getting on the show and when we might see his audition.

Cada Domingo - Carla Astorga - 02-14-21

Feb 14, 2021

Carla Astorga from Latino Behavioral Health Services joins us to talk about the services available to the Latinx members of our community to support people suffering through mental and emotional health issues in the Summit and Wasatch Counties, and the United in Recovery workshops that take place in Spanish every first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm via Zoom conference. 
 

  In this episode of Cool Science Radio the guest is Dr. Brittany Busse, Mental Health Expert, and Associate Medical Director at WorkCare. A new Gallup poll shows that America’s mental health is at a new low since the last two decades. Along with this comes higher rates of suicide, drinking, and addiction. We will talk with Dr. Busse about why this drop is so alarming and what American’s can do to keep themselves in a healthy mental state during the pandemic.

CONNECT Summit County wants you to know: Changes in our mental health are just part of our nature. If you or someone you know is struggling, you can find resources near you at PartofOurNature.org and scroll to Summit County, UT. If in Crisis: If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or struggling with your mental health, please contact the Summit County Crisis Number, 833-995-1295 or download the SafeUT App monitored 24/7 by clinicians who respond to all chats, texts, and calls. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or go to the closest ER.

 

If you’re a parent or caregiver of a child struggling with their mental health, there’s a program to help. It’s free to access and it provides support and resources to help navigate best ways to help children with mental health issues.

 

Intermountain Healthcare is offering a free, emotional relief hotline for mild to intense levels of need from 10 am-10 pm 7 days a week.  Call 833-442-2211. Interpretation services for 19 languages is available.  Callers are connected to Caregivers from Intermountain Healthcare's Behavioral Health Clinical Program who can provide support, resources and referral options.

Summit County Clubhouse is a free, supportive community for adults (age 18+) living with a mental health diagnosis. The Clubhouse offers opportunity for friendship, employment, wellness and education goals in a single caring and safe environment.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Service is a nonprofit social service organization that supports people of all faiths. The Park City branch of the organization has extended services to the Spanish speaking community in the area.


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.

 The NAMI response to the COVID-19 emergency includes the following actions. 1) The NAMI Mentor phone line will continue operations from 9 am to 4:15 pm Monday through Friday. (801) 323-9900 or (877) 230-6264. 2. All NAMI Education Classes and Support Groups are suspended until further notice.  3. NAMI Utah office will be closed until further notice.  

 

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 :

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