“I believe that understanding and dealing with mental health issues should be a priority in this day and age. Our mental state can have control over our entire well-being, from how we think, act, and how we feel physically. And mental health is something that is important at every age.”
Your children are healthy, safe and content with the many programs available in our community. Below is a list of nonprofit organizations offering afterschool opportunities throughout Summit County.
- Basin Recreation. https://www.basinrecreation.org
- Youth Sports Alliance – YSA serving both South Summit & Park City . https://ysaparkcity.org
- South Summit Fitness and Aquatic Center. http://www.ssafc.org
- North Summit Recreation http://www.nsrecreation.org
- The Solomon Fund. https://parkcitycf.org/our-impact/other-programs/solomonfund/
- Park City School District – The Compass. http://www.pcschools.us/community/compass-leisure-learning/
Interested in listing your afterschool program? contact Mary Christa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in need of immediate help, pleaase contact:
National Crisis Hotline: 800.273.TALK (8255)
UNI Crisis Line: 801 – 587 – 3000
The Safe UT App –links to download
The Summit County Mental Wellness was formed with five goals in mind:
- Expand community access to mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County.
- Increase prevention and education and reduce stigma around mental health & substance abuse in Summit County.
- Ensure success and sustainability of mental health & substance abuse programs and services within Summit County.
- Establish systems to support life during recovery and reintegration into the community.
- Ensure equity of mental & substance abuse programs and services for Latino community members.
Some of the major partners are government entities, school districts, and nonprofits in Summit County:
- The Summit County Health Department
- Communities that Care
- CONNECT Summit County
- The Park City Community Foundation
- University of Utah Health
- The Summit County Recovery Foundation
- Park City
- Intermountain Park City Hospital
- South Summit School District
- North Summit School District
- Park City School District
CONNECT Summit County
A good resource if your child needs help is the Safe UT app. This app can be used for yourself or for your child. The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 Crisis Line call center respond to all incoming chats, and calls by providing: supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) it is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
It is common knowledge that physical health is important and try to keep care of our bodies. What is not as commonly understood is that we need to do the same for our mental health. Mental health is a specific segment of overall health. Aspects of mental health include mood, focus, learning, and ways of thinking.
There are a wide array of mental health challenges. Some may be circumstantial and vary day to day such as stress or feelings of negativity. Others can be clinical and effect how one feels and thinks on a continual basis.
According to MentalHealthAmerica.net, over 44 million American adults have a mental health condition and the rate of youth in U.S. experiencing a condition continue to rise.
Mental health is a specific segment of overall health. It is important to everyone and can have varying levels just as physical health can. It is not simply the absence of a mental disease. The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is important to all members of the community because it strives to educate about mental health & substance abuse and reduce the coinciding stigma.