“This is Suicide Prevention” campaign launches, showing how every one of us can help prevent suicide. A Mantra of Hope Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead, and Live On.Learn more here.
How do I participate? It’s fun and simple! The virtual race takes place anytime between August 1-15th–YOU pick the date and the race course. You can choose to do a 1 mile walk, 5K, or a 10 K. Track your time as you run/walk your race. You do not need to sign up in advance. If you are not a runner, but … Read More
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
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 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 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
“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.
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