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 […]

A big win for the Summit County Clubhouse

The Summit County Clubhouse has found a new home! The Clubhouse was created to provide an inclusive community where adults living with mental illness can achieve their highest potential and they recently received the news they have been approved for their Conditional Use Permit by the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission. This permit allows for the donor purchase of 6304 Highland […]

“Lost Connections”: The book that is changing how we think about depression and anxiety

Are depression and anxiety a collective problem or an individual problem? Is the medical model on target with fixing brain chemistry via its powerful array of pharmaceutical interventions or is there another vantage point from which to view mental illness? Could the causes of depression and anxiety run deeper and wider than the physical make-up of our brains? For Mental […]

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 […]

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 […]

CONNECT Summit County’s New Database Coordinator to Champion Latino Affairs and Mental Health Directory

For CONNECT Summit County’s new Database Coordinator Flor Dalila Ambario, mental health isn’t just a passion, it’s personal. “Psychology fascinates me because I grew up with a mentally ill family member which, in turn, inspired me to help others. In my [Latinx] community there is a lot of stigmatization about mental health which is something that I would love to […]

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 […]

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