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 […]

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 […]

Utah State of Mind Recap

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Utah State of Mind – Get to know your community leaders!

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Two New Reports Highlight Trends in Utah Adolescent Health: Mental Health and Suicide Remain Top Concerns

[fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]T[/fusion_dropcap]he Utah Department of Health issued a new Adolescent Health Report on October 10, 2018, which observed the following increased mental health concerns among youth: 27.3% of students reported feeling sad or hopeless. 20.6% of students reported psychological distress. 18.1% of students seriously considered suicide. 14.3% of students made a suicide plan. 7.7% of students […]

Slides Available! Dr. Robert Post Park City Lecture: “Childhood Bipolar Disorder: Are We Over-Diagnosing Or Under-Diagnosing Our Kids?”

Did you know that childhood bipolar disorder is more prevalent in the US than in Europe? Did you know that it is often confused with ADHD and goes untreated for years? CONNECT hosted  internationally recognized psychiatrist, researcher and author Dr. Robert Post on Thursday, February 22 in Park City. Dr. Post addressed “Childhood Bipolar Disorder: Are We Over-diagnosing Or Under-Diagnosing Our […]

Mental Health Week | Vermont Edition!

[fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]V[/fusion_dropcap]ermont Public Radio (“Vermont Edition”) is dedicating a week of outstanding programming to mental health care, and the ways that mental health can have far-reaching consequences for our personal lives and public policy. All shows have been recorded and include a transcript. Look at this line-up! Monday, March 20, 2017 Mental Health Week: Psychiatric Crisis […]

Participants Needed: Utah Teen Emotion Study (UTES)

[fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]T[/fusion_dropcap]he University of Utah Personality, Emotions, Brain, and Behavior Lab (“PEBBL”) is recruiting teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 17, along with their mothers, to participate in a suicide prevention study. Erin Kaufman, a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah, will be available to discuss the study with interested participants on […]

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