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

Lisa Schumacher Articles, 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 …

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

“Seussical” Service and the Homeless

Lisa Schumacher Articles, The Heart of Wasatch

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.  …

The -Good Enough-Holiday Season

When the Holidays Aren’t Merry and Bright…

Lisa Schumacher Articles

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.  …

Reesa’s Legacy

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Since the tragic death of their daughter, the Kammerman family has been working to share her legacy–an incredible message of hope–found in a video she had made before she died and discovered ten months later. In addition to sharing the video, the family has worked with a team of professionals to develop a free app (Safe Hearts) that will help …

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Provo mental health court provides residents with treatment options

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From the Daily Herald  February 19, 2015 Provo mental health court provides residents with treatment options PROVO — Despite popular belief, there are more options for defendants in court than just guilty and not guilty. In fact, in Provo alone, there are a handful of what are called “problem-solving courts” — court systems set up to provide defendants an opportunity …

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New Orem facility helps girls in need

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From the Daily Herald January 17 2014 Help is on its way for young women 12 to 18 years old who have high mental health needs. Wasatch Mental Health is opening Aspire Academy, a residential facility which will be able to house 16 girls. There was a ribbon cutting Thursday for the academy, which is in Orem. The official opening …

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Mental health facilities expand with new office in Provo

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Utah County residents who need mental health services have another option, thanks to the opening of Mountain Peaks Counseling, a part of Wasatch Mental Health. The facility had a ribbon cutting Thursday for its office at 585 E. 600 South, suite 210, Provo. While Wasatch Mental Health serves those who are Medicaid recipients, Mountain Peaks Counseling offers the same services …