Teens and Young Adults in the Coronavirus Crisis

In this crisis, teens and young adults sent home from college pose different challenges for families than young children who need to be occupied and reassured. For starters, families are reporting problems persuading their older children to comply with social distancing rules. Combine the teenager’s innate sense of invulnerability, their intense focus on peers, and the fact that the virus is less […]

What CAN I do during a time of social distancing?

What CAN I do during a time of social distancing? During this period of social distancing there are still many things you can do. The Summit County Health Department recently shared these ideas. • Relax. Think of this as a time to slow down and do the things you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t found the time. Remember, mental […]

New Psychiatric Clinic Opens on Park City Hospital Campus

Thanks to the vision of local community members and leaders, Intermountain Healthcare has opened a new psychiatry and counseling clinic on its Park City Hospital campus. The clinic will help increase access for behavioral health services in Summit and Wasatch Counties and offers same-day and next-day crisis appointments. The clinic offers a full range of outpatient psychiatric services provided for […]

CONNECT Summit County receives generous funding from Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust

CONNECT Summit County is one of 18 behavioral health agencies to share $2.8 million in funding from the Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust.  This generous donation involves a 3:1 matching grant of up to $150,000 to further expand our organization’s mental health resource directory and launch a 2020 anti-stigma campaign. So, what exactly does this mean? For every $10,000 raised by […]

Wendy O’Leary announces move to Colorado but shares her insights for improving Utah’s mental health services

CONNECT Summit County’s Resource Navigation Director Wendy O’Leary sees the irony: She has been on the frontline of behavioral health advocacy in Utah for many years…and is moving to Colorado to seek better services for her family. O’Leary recently announced that she is leaving Utah following a family vacation to Colorado where her adult son, diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, had […]

New era for Summit County mental health care begins with new provider

Patients who receive mental health services through Summit County have to wait four or even six months for an appointment with a clinician who is certified to prescribe or manage medications. But starting Sept. 1, the wait time could fall dramatically as the county’s new behavioral health contract takes effect. That’s only one metric the Summit County Health Department expects […]

Need help but don’t know where to turn? Introducing our NEW Peer Navigation Services!

Peer Navigation Services help individuals and their family members find the support, information, services, treatment facilities, providers and/or other resources that best meet their current behavioral health needs. Peer Navigation Services are provided by Certified Peer Support Specialists or Certified Family Peer Support Specialists who have the lived experience of having a behavioral health condition and/or a family member who […]

Anxiety Remains Most Easily Missed Illness in all of Pediatric Medicine

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Atlantic Three-Part Series Examines Harsh Realities of Education and Mental Health

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text][fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]T[/fusion_dropcap]he Atlantic published a three-part series in October 2016 examining the relationship between education and mental health.  Elementary as well as college-aged students were considered. The findings concluded: Today’s college students seek campus […]

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