Free county-wide mental health and substance abuse event April 21

“Summit County Mental Wellness Solutions” providing information, resources and support

Summit County, Utah (April 11, 2016) — Sponsored by the Summit County Health Department, CONNECT Summit County and the Park City Community Foundation, Summit County Mental Wellness Solutions is a free community event providing information, resources, support and discussion regarding mental health and substance abuse action in Summit County. The half-day event, held at the Blair Education Center in the Park City Hospital, features a keynote speaker, panel, open forum and several breakout sessions.

Keynote speaker Leon Evans is the President and CEO of The Center for Health Care Services, the agency responsible for groundbreaking mental health inroads Bexar County and specifically, San Antonio, Texas. Due to Evans’ efforts and innovative programs, more than 100,000 people have been diverted from jail to treatment in San Antonio, saving the city nearly $100 million over eight years. The center has 1,000 employees who handle over 800,000 clients per year.

In addition to the keynote address from Evans, Mental Wellness Solutions also includes a community panel featuring representatives from Vail, the Park City Interfaith Council, the Park City Council, CONNECT Summit County and the Park City Community Foundation. Following the panel, an open forum will be held for public commentary. The event will conclude with themed breakout sessions: Youth Prevention, the Criminal Justice System, Professional Perspectives and Personal Stories.

Summit County Mental Wellness Solutions is the first event held as part of a county-wide mental health and substance abuse partnership, known as the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance. Comprised of the Summit County Health Department, the Summit County Council, the Park City Council, Park City, South Summit and North Summit school districts, the Park City Community Foundation, CONNECT Summit County, the Park City Interfaith Council and other critical community partners, the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance was formed to improve mental health and substance abuse services and education in Summit County, Utah.

Key Information:
  • Who: All Summit County residents and visitors are invited
  • What: Summit County Mental Wellness Solutions event – keynote speaker,
  • Where: Park City Hospital, Blair Education Center 900 Round Valley Dr., Park City, UT 84060
  • When: Friday, April 21 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Why: To provide free information, resources and support to members of the community regarding mental health and substance abuse challenges and questions.

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