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Mental Health & Substance Abuse2019-01-02T13:18:21+00:00

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

The Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance is a community coalition of government entities, nonprofits, private businesses and citizens working to enhance the quality of life for all Summit County residents by improving community awareness of mental health & substance abuse, increasing access to effective treatment, and increasing effective prevention efforts.

To learn more, please contact the Summit County Health Department, or click below to join our mailing list.

Join the Alliance

Empower your family to meet the challenges children face in adolescence.

Prevent problems before they start! Strengthen your family bonds by attending an evidence-based program proven to prevent substance use and depression in children.  Guiding Good Choices is a program for parents of kids ages 9-14. Each 5-week session features a 2-hour class to teach families about:
  • Risk of substance use
  • Conflict resolution
  • Setting clear boundaries
  • Resistance to peer pressure
  • Effective communication
Register Here

Events

Click here to see all events

For a searchable calendar of all Summit County Health Department events (including mental health and substance abuse):

Click here to add your event

To submit your own mental health and substance abuse-related event:

Upcoming events

Tue 29

CONNECT Family Mental Health Peer Support Group

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 29
Feb 16

Guiding Good Choices (Feb. 16-March 23)

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 23

Guiding Good Choices (Feb. 16-March 23)

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 02

Guiding Good Choices (Feb. 16-March 23)

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

News and updates

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. 

Goal I:

Expand community access to mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County. 

Goal II:

Increase prevention and education around mental health  & substance abuse in Summit County. 

Goal III:

Ensure success and sustainability of mental health & substance abuse programs and services in Summit County. 

Goal IV:

Establish systems to support life during recovery and reintegration into the community. 

Goal V:

Ensure equity of mental health & substance abuse programs and services for Latino Community members. 

Download the complete Mental Wellness Strategic Plan here