Addressing School Stress for Parents Now Also Acting as Teachers

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Addressing School Stress for Parents Now Also Acting as Teachers by Kayelyn Robinson, LCSW at the Payson Family Clinic Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPTS) Utah Association of Play Therapy Board Member Many parents have not been teachers in a formal capacity before, so the isolation caused by COVID-19 and having to be the academic instructors is increasing the stress in … Read More

WMH has a NEW NAME!

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To mark our merger with the Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment (aDDAPT), effective April 15th, 2020, Wasatch Mental Health will become Wasatch Behavioral Health !!! We are excited to announce this new name to reflect our strong commitment to provide comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder services in Utah and Wasatch counties. The merger … Read More

Helping Children Through Emotions During COVID-19

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Helping Children Through Emotions During COVID-19 by Kayelyn Robinson, LCSW (Therapist at Payson Family Clinic, Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPTS), Utah Association of Play Therapy Board Member) As humans we have emotional responses to events in our life. Currently we are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety with the world wide pandemic. As adults we have more life … Read More

Resources for Housebound Families

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by Sierra Jensen, WMH Prevention Specialist At Wasatch Mental Health, we understand these are trying times, and parents might be strapped for ideas on how to entertain their children during these home-school days. We are currently compiling a list of online activities and resources for families to turn to in order to stamp out the boredom, and give people access … Read More

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

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by Sierra Jensen, Prevention Specialist at the Wasatch County Family Clinic These are stressful times for everyone. Last week might have been one of the craziest seen by America in, well, decades. Many of us are practicing social distancing—isolating ourselves to minimize exposure and spread of the virus. I myself am typing this article at home. What can we do … Read More

Wasatch Mental Health, county addiction services merge (Daily Herald article 2/12/2020)

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Article by:   Braley Dodson, Daily Herald Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment services are being merged with Wasatch Mental Health and the Utah County Health Department, the organizations and the Utah County Commission announced Wednesday. “We see this as a positive thing,” said Ralph Clegg, the executive director of the Utah County Health Department. County substance … Read More

2020 Utah County “Person of the Year”

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Daily Herald article. 29 January 2020  by Connor Richards. “Juergen Korbanka, the executive director of Wasatch Mental Health, is Utah County’s 2020 Person of the Year. The Utah County Commission honored Korbanka during Wednesday’s State of the County held at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo. The commission praised Korbanka for his work with Wasatch Mental Health, a special … Read More

The State of the Center: WMH in 2020

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2020 promises to be an exciting year for behavioral healthcare in Utah. Medicaid Expansion provides access to much needed healthcare for many Utahns. While enrollment started in April 2019, it is anticipated that by the end of the calendar year the number of Medicaid Expansion enrollees will double! This will necessitate service expansion and the implementation of new program and … Read More

No Fear-No Vember Part IV (a story) CONCLUSION

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So, it’s as simple as that guys, do not fear and open your mouths and be a voice to help not only men, but also women, to help start breaking down the stigma that’s been hanging around far too long. a staff member I’ve shared only a handful of numerous stories and examples of how mental illness can effect individuals … Read More