CONNECT Summit County ramps up “Part of Our Nature” Mental Health Awareness Campaign with community event: Bonanza Paint Night

SUMMIT COUNTY, UTAH – September 13, 2021 – You may remember CONNECT Summit County’s Part of Our Nature Campaign that launched last year. Local animal friends shared with us that changes in our mental health are just “part of our nature,” and that’s okay! Founded by Vail Resorts Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife Elana Amsterdam, the Part […]

“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. […]

Reaching Rural Utah

CONNECT Summit County has been working to reach rural communities in Summit County. During Mental Health Awareness Month, CONNECT’s team held an event called Mental Health in the Park on Saturday, May 21st. Our community partners from the Summit County Clubhouse and Healthy U Behavioral came out to talk with residents about mental health resources. Attendees enjoyed a free lunch […]

New and Promising Practices in Treatment

CONNECT Summit County is working to erase stigma that surrounds mental health challenges, and with that comes a need for mental health services that allow for other options aside from seeing a therapist or a medication prescriber. Treating mental health challenges requires that we consider new and promising practices in treatment. These virtual panels and webinars, brought to you by the […]

Community Panel: Time To ReCONNECT

This virtual panel discussion will highlight local experts on the topic of reCONNECTing after the pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 have extended far beyond the virus itself, affecting our connection with our bodies, minds and the earth. Join Kwinten Kemp, Jana Quilter, Sam Mekrut, Anayansy Pentoja, and Lauren Ziaks as they discuss how to reCONNECT with ourselves and each other, […]

Don’t Forget Me: Book Discussion Summary

On May 13, 2021, CONNECT Summit County, in collaboration with the Summit County and Park City Libraries hosted a small group of people gathered virtually to discuss the contents of the book, ‘Don’t Forget Me’ by Steve M. Grant. This is one father’s story of losing two sons to drug overdoses and his desperate attempts to save them from the […]

Film Review: Words On Bathroom Walls

CONNECT Summit County and Park City Film collaborated to bring the filming of “Words on Bathroom Walls” to the Jim Santy Auditorium on Thursday, May 6th as a Signature Event for May Mental Health Awareness Month. Filled to Covid-19 limited capacity, the audience safely enjoyed the in-person movie, followed by a lively panel discussion, recorded here.  “Words on Bathroom Walls” […]

Volunteer for May Mental Health Awareness Month!

We have a series of events coming up that include educational speakers, panels, and discussions about mental health throughout the month of May! We need your help to get the word out, volunteer at events, and photograph meaningful moments. Can you help us by volunteering?   May Kick-off Event: Hanging Posters When: April 21st, 1 PM – 2 PM Where: […]

Utah State of Mind Recap

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