mental health

Understanding the Mental Fallout From 2020

Jun 9, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn welcomes Dr. Christy Kane, who has more than 20 years experience in the mental health field.

In her new book, Kane focuses on the mass traumas we have experienced both collectively and individually over the last year, and how to understand this mental fallout.

She answers the question - what does the science of trauma suggest we should, and shouldn't do, in order to heal?

On The Mountain Life, Deanna Rhodes, Executive Director of CONNECT Summit County, provides a debrief of May Mental Health Awareness month.

Rhodes shares the impacts made by destigmatizing mental illness and supporting those with mental health challenges. 

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn have a conversation with Leah Harter, Director of Counseling at the Christian Center of Park City.

Harter is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been a practicing therapist for more than 20 years. 

She comes on the show to discuss a fascinating technology she and other therapists use to help treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

Dr. Christine Montross Sheds Light on the Human Costs of Mental Illness

May 12, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Psychiatrist Christine Montross, who will present on Monday in Park City, is the author of Falling Into the Fire.

Montross brings us inside the doctor’s mind, illuminating the grave human costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.

Wasatch County

The Wasatch County Council meets 3 p.m. on Wednesday to tackle an agenda including Second Amendment rights, mental health awareness and a real estate development nearly a decade in the making.


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 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, 801-587-3000 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.