Mental Health and Substance Abuse
The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is a community coalition comprised of various Summit County entities, including local government, law-enforcement, school districts, non-profits, and community members to address issues related to mental health and substance abuse. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance the quality of life for all Summit County residents by improving community awareness of mental health/substance abuse issues and increasing access to effective treatment and prevention services within the County. To learn more, please contact the Summit County Health Department, or click below to join our mailing list.
CTC Youth Recognition
The Communities that Care Youth Recognition Workgroup is opening a nomination process,
countywide, to identify youth ages 12-18 who are not often recognized, but deserve to be for their
work in reducing mental health stigma, practicing kindness, being an upstander, and a genuine
Nominate a youth today:
Our Strategic Plan
The Summit County Mental Wellness Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) is the result of an eleven-month community initiative to identify and address issues of mental health & substance abuse in Summit County. Recognizing that Utah has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the United States (23.4%1) and that an immediate need exists within our community, both the Summit County Council and the Park City Council have recognized this as a key priority in their 2017 Goals. Through the use of community surveys, focus groups, and the creation of a community-based coalition centered on mental health & substance abuse; the following strategic plan is presented to the community as a means of enhancing the quality of life for all Summit County residents, regardless of mental health or substance abuse concerns.
Expand community access to mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County.
Increase prevention and education around mental health & substance abuse in Summit County.
Ensure success and sustainability of mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County.
Establish systems to support life during recovery and reintegration into the community.
Ensure equity of mental health & substance abuse programs and services for Latino Community members.
For a searchable calendar of all Summit County Health Department events (including mental health and substance abuse):
To submit your own mental health and substance abuse-related event:
News and updates
We end 2017 on the healthcast with an update on the mental health and substance abuse efforts underway here in Summit County. The end of the year brought a flurry of activity that will results in
In partnership with the Summit County Health Department and the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance, Jessica Omer, North Summit graduation and licensed clinical social worker held a parent night at North Summit High. This presentation