Don't Be a New Year's Resolution Drop Out!

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Don’t be aNew Year’s GoalDrop Out!

I’ve been replaying a conversation that I had with a buddy recently as we were walking around the track at the Recreation Center after work.  We were looking for open treadmills and it was crowded so we never did find two machines next to each other, or even two at all, and so continued to walk around the track.  She … Read More

The State of the Center: WMH in 2016

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Wasatch Mental Health (8)

by Juergen Korbanka, Ph.D. and Executive Director The start of the legislative session, the passing of the holiday season, and the snowy wintery atmosphere allow us a great opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of 2015 and plan for 2016. Wasatch Mental Health increased the number of Utah and Wasatch County residents served from 8,922 in FY 2014 to 9,634 … Read More

Are you SAD? 10 Tips to Beat Back Seasonal Affective Disorder

Lisa SchumacherArticles, Wasatch In The News

Patrick Smith 2010

The inversion from Eagle Mountain looking east. Following a snow storm which lifted the inversion, this picture taken on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. PATRICK SMITH/Daily Herald From the Daily Herald.  15 January 2016.  Cathy Allred|Daily Herald The change of seasons is part of the beauty of living in Utah Valley, but it can be a time of turmoil for those … Read More

KnowBullying (Mobile App from SAMHSA)

Lisa SchumacherMental Health App


To address this public health issue, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created KnowBullying, a mobile app that helps parents, caregivers, and educators prevent bullying by encouraging conversations with children. Research shows that children look to their parents and caregivers for guidance on tough choices, peer pressure, and making decisions. KnowBullying can help you start a dialogue … Read More

The Faces of Homelessness

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Exciting things are happening at the Food and Care Coalition and Wasatch Mental Health to help the homeless in Utah County. Two weeks ago, I spoke with Ryan and learned more about the Pay It Forward Service Club (previous post) and looked forward to attending the activity last Wednesday. It more than met my expectations and I had a great … Read More

Christmas By The Numbers

Lisa SchumacherArticles, The Heart of Wasatch

Christmas at WMH means that lots of people put in extra time and effort to make sure that our clients and families have a wonderful Christmas. Our staff, clients, and community members partner together in multiple ways to create a magical Christmas. Wondering what all goes into that? Here’s some of what it takes: 1 –The number of extremely organized … Read More

Wasatch In The News: Needy Adults are Often Last To Get Help

Lisa SchumacherArticles, Wasatch In The News


Photo:  Linda Rose, left, takes toys off the shelves with fellow volunteer Jana Pilkington while sorting through gifts for families in need Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Community Action Services in Provo. DOMINIC VALENTE, Daily Herald From the Daily Herald.  12/15/2015  by Barbara Christiansen (DAILY HERALD) Needy Adults are Often Last to Get Help Just as it’s more difficult for … Read More

“Seussical” Service and the Homeless

Lisa SchumacherArticles, The Heart of Wasatch

Unless someone like youcares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not.

A Pay It Forward service club for the homeless was a blog post idea on my mind as I was driving over to the Food and Care Coalition yesterday.  The Pay It Forward service club provides an opportunity for the homeless to work on a project that will benefit others, an opportunity for them to give back and feel needed.  … Read More

When the Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright…

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The -Good Enough-Holiday Season

Bells ringing, people singing, cookies baking, happiness faking?  Wait, what- faking happiness?  The holidays are supposed to be the merriest time of the year-aren’t they?  Not always and not for everybody.  The holidays can be a stressful time for anybody, and surviving the holiday season when you are struggling with depression or another mental illness can be even more difficult.  … Read More