“Friends of GIANT Steps”
Charity Dinner And Auction

March 21, 2019

GIANT Steps is a preschool for children with autism-spectrum diagnoses run by WMH. Currently GIANT Steps has 72 students in 6 classrooms throughout Utah County with even more on a waiting list to get in. Last year, “Friends of GIANT Steps” (FOGS) raised and provided funds to pay for a new after-school program to provide services to families on the waiting list whose children would likely age out before getting into the program. Funds are needed to continue this after-school program and to help meet the needs of an ever growing program!

Click picture below to find out more about GIANT Steps and how YOU can help!

FOGS Infographic Poster
Mental Health Services Awareness Night

Held Annually during October. Watch for details for 2019.

People frequently turn to ecclesiastical leaders, physicians, school personnel, other professionals, and community leaders to help locate mental health and counseling services. The purpose of this event is to help community leaders know where to refer people for mental health and counseling services. This event is intended for “gatekeepers” or leaders and other highly invested community members, but not for actual mental health clients. Past attendees have overwhelmingly expressed satisfaction with the material and resources that were presented.

Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Intervention Training

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) trains officers to effectively assist individuals in their communities who are in crisis due to behavioral health or developmental disorders. CIT relies on a strong community partnership and a vibrant crisis system to appropriately redirect individuals in crisis away from the criminal justice system and into the behavioral health system. The goals of the program are to reduce stigma, increase both officer and consumer safety, and access supports and services to decrease continuing involvement with the criminal justice system. Click here for more information about the CIT Program.

In Utah County

CIT Academies are co-sponsored by WMH and Orem Public Safety.  Dates for CIT Academies will be posted soon.

April 29-May 2, 2019

In Wasatch County

WMH partners with the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department to provide an annual CIT Academy in Wasatch County.