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. “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

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health (SAMHSA Infographic)

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Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

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Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus 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 … Read More

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

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Payson Family Clinic pictured above 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 … Read More

2020 Utah County “Person of the Year”

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Daily Herald article. 29 January 2020  by Connor Richards. Wasatch Mental Health director is Utah County’s Person of the Year “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 … Read More

The State of the Center: WMH in 2020

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by  Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D. WMH Executive Director 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 … Read More

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

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Start at the Beginning- Part ISo, 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 … Read More