“Seussical” Service and the Homeless

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Unless someone like youcares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not.

A Pay It Forward service club for the homeless was a blog post idea on my mind as I was driving over to the Food and Care Coalition yesterday.  The Pay It Forward service club provides an opportunity for the homeless to work on a project that will benefit others, an opportunity for them to give back and feel needed.  … Read More

When the Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright…

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The -Good Enough-Holiday Season

Bells ringing, people singing, cookies baking, happiness faking?  Wait, what- faking happiness?  The holidays are supposed to be the merriest time of the year-aren’t they?  Not always and not for everybody.  The holidays can be a stressful time for anybody, and surviving the holiday season when you are struggling with depression or another mental illness can be even more difficult.  … Read More

Provo mental health court provides residents with treatment options

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From the Daily Herald  February 19, 2015 Provo mental health court provides residents with treatment options PROVO — Despite popular belief, there are more options for defendants in court than just guilty and not guilty. In fact, in Provo alone, there are a handful of what are called “problem-solving courts” — court systems set up to provide defendants an opportunity … Read More

New Orem facility helps girls in need

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From the Daily Herald January 17 2014 Help is on its way for young women 12 to 18 years old who have high mental health needs. Wasatch Mental Health is opening Aspire Academy, a residential facility which will be able to house 16 girls. There was a ribbon cutting Thursday for the academy, which is in Orem. The official opening … Read More

Mental health facilities expand with new office in Provo

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Utah County residents who need mental health services have another option, thanks to the opening of Mountain Peaks Counseling, a part of Wasatch Mental Health. The facility had a ribbon cutting Thursday for its office at 585 E. 600 South, suite 210, Provo. While Wasatch Mental Health serves those who are Medicaid recipients, Mountain Peaks Counseling offers the same services … Read More