Local Police Departments Joining Mental Health Initiative

Lisa SchumacherArticles, Wasatch In The News

SPANISH FORK – Local police departments are joining a campaign they say will help them better handle an issue they face every day; mental health. “There was an individual that had taken some blankets and towels and was wrapping them around mailboxes and different things and was talking to himself loudly,” said Lt. Brandon Anderson of the Spanish Fork Police … Read More

The State of the Center: WMH in 2019

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The new year presents many new opportunities for our Wasatch Mental Health Community. Prior to taking a look at what lies ahead, let’s celebrate the many accomplishments of 2018! This last year, we completed a 24,000 sq. ft. State-of-the-art office building in Payson, Utah. Our South County clinic, formerly located in Spanish Fork, has been relocated to the new location. … Read More

Sub for Santa Program 2018

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The So. Provo building turned into Santa’s Workshop as our Sub for Santa program got going full swing last month. We partner with United Way and together we provide Christmas presents to adult clients with mental illness who would likely not be receiving anything over the holidays without the program. Thanks to Jennie Reese (Mrs. Claus) for coordinating the program … Read More

National Survey Shows Majority of Americans Would Take Action to Prevent Suicide

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Americans overwhelmingly believe suicide can be prevented – and the public plays a role in saving lives. WASHINGTON [September 12, 2018]—A national survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), the public-private partnership working to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP), and the American Foundation for Suicide … Read More

If I were gone, would anyone notice?

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Information from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center September is Suicide Prevention Month. Are you aware that there is something you can do to prevent suicide? It is sometimes a daunting thought! The Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action alliance for Suicide Prevention tells us if we want to reduce suicide rates, we need to listen to what suicide attempt … Read More

What are the symptoms of mental illness in children?

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WebMD Symptoms of mental illness in children may vary depending on the specific mental illness and the child. However, some general signs of mental illness are: Symptom list from WebMd.  The Child Mind Institute has put out a Symptom Checker that can help you if you are worried about your child. It is not a substitute for an evaluation by … Read More

What Causes Mental Illness in Children?

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(WebMD) The exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, but research suggests that a combination of the following factors may be involved. Learn more at WebMd.

Wasatch Mental Health – A Success Story 50 Years in the Making!

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WMH 50 Year Logo

by Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D. and WMH Executive Director Our “50 Years of Service” anniversary has many of us reminiscing about WMH then and now. A stroll down memory lane illustrates the dramatic growth of our organization and reflects the growth of the county as a whole. The last 50 years have changed many facets of behavioral health services. After the … Read More

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Teams at WMH!

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Brain Picture Prep

Submitted by: Craig Limb, LCSW (PREP Team Therapist Supervisor) Wasatch Mental Health hosts one of three First Episode Psychosis (FEP) teams in Utah. Weber Human Services and Davis Behavioral Health also have treatment teams to support individuals between the ages of 15 and 26 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. We have unified together in training and support … Read More