LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources in Utah

Happy Pride Month! CONNECT Summit County is working to provide mental health resources to EVERYONE in Summit County. If you are seeking mental health services that are LGBTQ+ inclusive, start with the list below.  LGBTQQIP2SAA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous and asexual.  Click “see definitions” to learn more about each of these terms. […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

THE S WORD (free screening)

In THE S WORD, a suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and document their stories of courage, insight and humor. Don’t miss this free screening on May 14, 2019 at the Jim Santy Auditorium.

Your Guide to May Mental Health Awareness Month in Summit County

To end the stigma of mental illness through community education, CONNECT Summit County will host a Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) consumer education campaign with talks, films and events on a range of issues. Topics will include grief and loss, complementary approaches to mental health, resilience through art, the Brainstorm Film Festival and the Ask Me Anything teen panel discussion. […]

CDC Investigation identifies 141% Increase in Utah Youth Suicide Rate During 2010-2015

[fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]T[/fusion_dropcap]he Utah Department of Health observed a 141.3% increase in the youth suicide rate from 2011 to 2015 for youth aged 10 to 17 years. Specifically, from 2011–2015, 150 Utah youth aged 10–17 died by suicide; 78.0% of decedents were male. Firearms and suffocation were the most common methods of suicide. About one-third of decedents […]

Utah Governor’s Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force Issues Recommendations, February 20, 2018

[fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]T[/fusion_dropcap]he Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force convened by Utah Governor Gary Herbert in January 2018 issued its initial recommendations on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Those recommendations can be found at this link: 02.19.2018-Memorandum-Teen-Suicide-Prevention-Task-Force-Recommendations The Task Force identified three strong programs that can improve crisis response: Safe UT, the UNI MCOT program, and the “Zero Suicide” framework for […]

Utah’s Youth Suicide Problem

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text][fusion_dropcap color=”” boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”50%” class=”” id=””]A[/fusion_dropcap]ccording to KUER, “Utah’s Youth Suicide Rate Is A Crisis In Need Of A Conversation.”  Utah has the 8th highest rate of youth suicide in the country and is the leading cause of […]

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