Mental Health Awareness Month Recap, 2022

At a time when Utah has the highest rate of mental health illness in the US, providing access to mental health resources has never been more important. CONNECT Summit County celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month in May by supporting youth and Spanish-speakers in Summit County. Nationally, people are becoming more aware of the need for mental health services, and signs […]

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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 […]

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Get Trained. Save Lives. Learn About LEAP!

Are you struggling to help someone with serious mental illness accept treatment? Join Dr. Xavier Amador, world renowned psychologist and author of 8 books including I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help! on Saturday, April 9 at the Blair Education Center. Learn to create safety and trust in relationships with adults who are unaware of their mental illness and how to […]

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2022 State of Mind Recap

Second Annual STATE of MIND We hope you enjoyed our second annual State of Mind event. We brought together the best local minds in the field of mental health to shine a light on issues, and to talk about solutions and initiatives. Watch the recaps of each of the Meeting of the Minds sessions to learn how YOU can be […]

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Meet the Panelists: Day 2

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 – […]

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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 – […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Caminando hacia esperanza (Walking With Hope)

Caminando hacia la esperanza El 16 de febrero de 2021, Andrés vio un volante sobre el Promotor Comunitario de CONNECT Summit County (Peer Navigator). Que decía: “Te escuchamos, te guiamos y te apoyamos para conseguir la ayuda y los recursos que necesitas”. Después de varios días de debatir si debía hacer la llamada y pedir ayuda, Andrés decidió llamar. Manifestó […]

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