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The impact of mental health disorders can be significant.  According to medical research, the disability caused by moderate depression is similar to the impact from relapsing multiple sclerosis, sever asthma, or chronic hepatitis B. The disability from severe depression is comparable to the disability from quadriplegia. In fact, neuropsychiatric disorders (including mental, behavioral, and neurological disorders) are the leading caused of disability in the U.S., followed by cardiovascular and circulatory diseases.  Finding support is crucial for you or your loved one’s recovery.

The content provided on this website, including programs, service providers, and products, is for educational and informational purposes only. The information is not to be relied upon as medical advice or mental health advice. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or counseling.  CONNECT does not endorse any of the opinions, advice, programs, products, or services of other individuals or entities identified on this website. 

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Summit County Family Support Group

The NAMI Family Support Group in Summit County is no longer meeting.  We will post an update when the group reconvenes.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon, and Narcotics Anonymous in Summit County

Alliance House
Alliance House is a nonprofit “Clubhouse” program for those who suffer from a severe or persistent mental illness, which takes place in a setting that is neither institution nor treatment center. Those Alliance House serves are considered Members, not clients.  The Alliance House is modeled on three pillars: 1) An individual with mental illness can have difficulties completing his or her education within mainstream education systems, which is why Alliance House helps its members complete various levels of education, from a high school diploma to a college degree. For high school education, Alliance House, in partnership with Horizonte School, an alternative high school education program of the Salt Lake City School District, provides classes to members to help them complete their high school degree; 2) The Alliance House employment program supports members in finding employment in the community; 3) The Alliance House transitional housing program provides subsidized independent housing to qualified members, particularly those who are homeless. Members can utilize this housing while they work within Alliance House programs to reintegrate into regular life, expand their education and gain employment.  Alliance House Members must be referred to Alliance House by a medical professional, preferably one whose discipline is mental health (Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Psychologists, APRNs).  For more information on becoming a member of the Alliance House, please click here: http://alliancehouse.org/membership/

NAMI Utah
NAMI Utah is Utah’s voice on mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members, suicide survivors, service providers, researchers, and others dedicated to saving lives and advancing suicide prevention efforts in Utah.

The Mental Health Channel
MHC is a channel like you’d see on cable, but its on the web!  MHC has created the world’s best mental health and wellness programming, free to view, free to share and commercial free, for anyone with an internet connection.  The programming runs the gamut from PBS Documentaries to episodes organized by mental health topic!

MyNDTalk with Dr. Pamela Brewer
With an awareness that mental and relationship health is the bedrock of a fully functioning society, MyNDTALK was launched to help address the unmet need – the poorly/insufficiently communicated mental/relationship health information so much needed and often overlooked/unavailable to the greater population.  The goal of MyNDTALK interviews is to provide the MyNDTALK listener with current, thoughtful, often provocative insights into current political, social, psychological issues that affect daily lives and impact mental health and well-being.  Previous guests have included Dr. Justin Frank (Bush On the Couch & Obama On the Couch), Bruce Jacobs (Race Manners), Dr. Nina Brown (Children Of The Self-Absorbed) Dr. Thomas Harbin (Beyond Anger) and Dr. William Doherty (Take Back Your Marriage).  MyNDTALK – Understanding Addiction with Dr. Akikur Mohammad was aired in late October.  Set your dial and start listening!

ANXY Magazine
Nearly half of American adults develop a mental illness in their lifetime; depression affects 350 million people worldwide. Yet the struggle to be well is still a shameful secret so many of us lock away—despite the fact that it drives so many of us. Anxy is for people who crave open discussions about coping with anxiety, depression, fear, anger, trauma, shame, and all those other game changers that map the direction of our work and our lives. Anxy is a beautifully-designed magazine about our inner worlds—the ones we often refuse to share, the personal struggles, the fears that fool us into believing that the rest of the world is normal and we’re not.  Each issue of Anxy uses a central theme—“loneliness” or “boundaries”—to build an original, insightful, and creative perspective through interviews with folks we admire, personal essays, reported features, visual stories, and recommendations for what to read, watch and download to round out the conversation.

NAMI Ask the Doctor: Teleconference Series
NAMI’s Ask the Doctor teleconference is a monthly series hosted by NAMI’s Medical Director, Dr. Ken Duckworth. Typically, he is joined by another mental health professional or advocate who in turn presents on a topic in his or her area of expertise. Each month, two such calls are hosted; one focuses on adult issues, the other on child and adolescent issues.

SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: Financing the Start-Up and Operation of First Episode Psychosis Programs
This webinar focuses on financing FEP programs and the coordinated array of specialty care delivered to youth, young adults and their families in both Medicaid and private insurance programs.  Congress has recognized the value and importance of these programs by providing enhanced funding through the Mental Health Block Grant. FEP programs provide a coordinated array of specialty care for youth and young adults experiencing early psychosis that helps them to reach recovery and their life goals.

The Scope: University of Utah Health Sciences Radio Podcasts: Click Here for the Latest Mental Health Shows! Don’t forget to sign up for Weekly emails so you don’t miss any episodes! http://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/

National Empowerment Center: The mission of the National Empowerment Center is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope, and healing to those diagnosed with mental illness, trauma, and extreme states.  The center provides information and advocacy resources.

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