Beyond the Baby Blues – Postpartum Mood Disorders

You just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby. All ten fingers. All ten toes. Two big, beautiful eyes stare up at you, and . . . you’re terrified. You’re nervous. You’re depressed and prone to fits of crying. You’re manic and can’t sleep, calm yourself or think straight. You experience wild mood swings in the course of a few […]

Get Trained. Save Lives. Learn About LEAP!

Are you struggling to help someone with serious mental illness accept treatment? Join Dr. Xavier Amador, world renowned psychologist and author of 8 books including I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help! on Saturday, April 9 at the Blair Education Center. Learn to create safety and trust in relationships with adults who are unaware of their mental illness and how to […]

“Stop the Stigma – Save Lives”

Gregg F. Martin, Ph.D., Major General, US Army (Retired)  [ Note: September is National Suicide Prevention month. The national Suicide  Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). For more information, visit ]  In July 2014, I was in my 36th year of military service, a 2-star general, combat  veteran, and president of the National Defense University (NDU), located in  Washington DC. […]

The Power of Peers

Some of us are experiencing serious challenges to our own mental health for the first time in our lives due to the isolation, loneliness, and/or perhaps financial hardships that have resulted from the COVID-19 restrictions. We may be struggling with depression, loneliness, mood swings, hopelessness, and/or increased anxiety. Or we may know someone who is struggling with these emotions. Many […]

CONNECT Summit County receives generous funding from Rob Katz and Elana Amsterdam

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Bedlam: Documentary & Panel Discussion “Policing Mental Health”

Join CONNECT Summit County and YWCA Utah for this two-part event. First, a 48-hour virtual screening of the Sundance Film Festival’s award-winning film, BEDLAM: The Documentary. Second, be part of the conversation during our Facebook Live “Policing Mental Health” panel discussion about the crisis of criminalizing Mental Health in the United States and specifically the effects and solutions right here […]

How to help someone with mental health challenges  who doesn’t want help

Are you struggling to help someone with serious mental illness accept treatment? Learn an effective method (L.E.A.P.)  for creating safety and trust in relationships with adults who are unaware of their mental illness and how to partner with them in seeking support and services. About LEAP LEAP (Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner) shows clinicians, family members and law enforcement professionals how to quickly gain […]

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 […]

How to help a loved one struggling with mental illness seek treatment

Did you know CONNECT Summit County offers training to enable you to help someone struggling with mental illness seek treatment? Join us on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for LEAP® training at the Park City Library. The LEAP®  method was created by Dr. Xavier Amador, author of “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help“. LEAP® shows you how to quickly gain the […]

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 […]

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