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Is your child stressed out?

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Is your child stressed out? Mental Health America- Back to School Toolkit 2019 If you have worked with your child or teen to help them manage their stress, but they still seem to be having problems, they may be experiencing the early signs of a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Take our Parent Screening Tool- an online, …

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Help our children feel loved

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The Caring Community Coalition (in Heber) developed this flyer to post around town to highlight the importance of strong families and mental health. Please feel free to share it. Click here to print this flyer. The Caring Community Coalition unites key leaders and community members in an effort to provide opportunities, increase knowledge, and effect positive change in our community. …

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Do you Focus on #4Mind4Body?

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Focusing on Mind and Body in 2019 #4Mind4Body Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you …

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Medicaid Expansion and WMH

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en EspañolStarting April 1, 2019, more adults living in Utah will have access to Medicaid. Medicaid is quality, low-cost health coverage for individuals who qualify. Even if you have been denied coverage in the past, you may be eligible now. Think you might be eligible? You can begin submitting applications for coverage on April 1, 2019. Starting April 1, You …

Local Police Departments Joining Mental Health Initiative

Lisa Schumacher Articles, 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 …

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The State of the Center: WMH in 2019

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


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 …

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

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

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If I were gone, would anyone notice?

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written by Catherine Johnson, LCSW Division Director for Children/Youth/Families 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 …


What are the symptoms of mental illness in children?

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What are the symptoms of mental illness in children? 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: Changes in school performance, such as poor grades despite good efforts Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol Inability to cope with daily problems and activities Changes …