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

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Everyone can make #greatchildhoods happen. Especially you. Especially now. Every April, the people in our Grandfamilies program plant a Pinwheel Garden to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention month. With COVID-19, that’s not possible this year. That’s why we are asking kids of all ages to print and color this coloring page. Post it … 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

Sustaining Mental Health during COVID-19 (video)

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“People are having normal reactions to abnormal circumstances” Randy Huntington, LCSW (WMH Division Director) shares ideas for staying mentally healthy during these challenging times.

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