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Meet the Panelists: Day 1

Our goal at State of Mind is to shine a light on current mental health issues impacting our community. We will look at the gaps in the system and bring together the best local minds in the field of mental health to talk about solutions and initiatives. Learn how YOU can be involved and affect change. Join us for one – […]

Second Annual STATE of MIND

We are thrilled to announce our second annual State of Mind event, where our goal is to shine a light on current mental health issues impacting our community. We will look at the gaps in the system and bring together the best local minds in the field of mental health to talk about solutions and initiatives. Learn how YOU can be […]

Why I Hate Valentines Day

Valentines Day was my least favorite holiday when I was a RN working in the Emergency Department because it was one of our most frenzied days. Men came in with chest pain, women came in with mental health crises. It was always a very busy day of tending to broken hearts.  Thinking back on my own experiences with Valentine’s Day, […]

All is not well in Park City

Kathy Meyer is co-vice chair of CONNECT Summit County and specializes in therapeutic placements for teens and young adults. Her areas of expertise are students with anxiety, depression and students who are struggling with social skill deficits. This originally appeared in the Park City Letters column on October 23, 2021. Park City is an idyllic town year-round for many. It’s […]

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 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org ]  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. […]

CONNECTing Communities: People First Streets

This summer, CONNECT Summit County is focused on bring people together in safe and meaningful ways to reCONNECT after the pandemic. On Tuesday, June 29th, CONNECT Summit County staff, board members, and volunteers turned out to paint the street outside of CONNECT’s office with CONNECT’s brand colors. This was a part of a larger program by Park City called People […]

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 […]

An Employer Responds to Mental Health Challenge

“Firsts” are always frightening for me and in some cases, surprising! In over 20 years of staffing my crew, I’ve encountered many situations with individuals who had debilitating behaviors due to unresolved trauma and chemical imbalances but I have never encountered anything like this before and I had no tool in my tool kit to deal with this situation.  As […]

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