Mental Health: Utah Resources

Connect Summit County

CONNECT is a non-profit community advocacy organization committed to creating a well informed and a stigma-free community with access to mental-health services for all residents of Summit County. The website includes  a list of signs of mental illness and links to mental-health assessment tools, as well as a mental health resource directory. A research section lists relevant academic papers, links to clinical trials databases, and organizations dedicated to mental health research. There is a frequently updated blog and calendar of events

Mental Health

This section on mental health from the Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health includes sections on getting help, children's mental health, adult mental health, prevention & early intervention, and peer support. There is also a map of Utah where consumers can click a county and view the mental health treatment agency(ies) in their area.


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NAMI Utah

NAMI Utah is Utah’s voice on mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

Online Mental Health Screenings

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional—they are a checkup from your neck up. This program offered by the Utah Department of Health and Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources. 


Start by choosing a statement that most closely aligns with how you've been feeling lately and which might be related to symptoms of mental illnesses such as: depression (including adolescent depression), generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis (for yourself or a loved one), alcohol use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorder, or substance use.


You are not required to take a screening to view valuable articles about alcohol misuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, gambling, and/or PTSD

Mental Health: National Resources

Early Childhood Mental Health

Published by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child, this edition of the InBrief series explains how improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life can prevent initial difficulties from destabilizing later development and mental health. The 5-minute video provides an overview of Establishing a Level Foundation for Life: Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood, a working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.

5 Things to Know about Mental Wellness in Early Childhood

The foundations laid in early childhood are critical for later emotional and mental wellness. These foundations for healthy development include sufficient nutrition, a safe environment, and warm, supportive interactions with caregivers. Since infants and toddlers form around 700 neural connections per second, stressful–or “adverse”–experiences during these years have the potential to influence brain development, especially if the experiences are ongoing or cumulative. Ongoing adverse experiences can contribute to developmental delays, including emotional difficulties. It is estimated that between 10 and 14 percent of children through age 5 suffer from an emotional or behavioral disturbance. This Child Trends 5 focuses on mental wellness for infants and toddlers birth through 3 years old.

Give an Hour

Give an Hour’s mission is to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. By harnessing the skill and expertise of volunteer professionals, we are able to increase the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve. 


Website section headings include (among others):

  • Get Help: Search for a Provider, Resource Center, Client FAQs
  • Give Help: 
  • Get Involved
  • Disaster & Tragedy Support

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.

  

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