CONNECT Summit County Presents Multi-faceted Mental Health Conference
PARK CITY, Utah. — Next week, community leaders, school representatives, community members and non-profit service providers will join forces to examine the varied mental health challenges affecting county children and adults – and forge a path toward solutions.
The first Utah State of Mind conference, which will be held virtually, runs Feb. 22-24. It will offer workshops and conversations about school-based mental wellness, promising mental health treatments, the impacts of housing-related concerns on recovery, and exploration of mental health impacts on businesses. The symposium will conclude with participation in the Summit County Council Meeting and presentation of a Mental Health Attitudes and Access Survey Report, which CONNECT Summit County compiled and produced through its research last year.
Presenters include representatives from public and private Park City schools; child, adolescent, and adult integrative psychiatrist Dr. Melissa Lopez-Larson, MD.; Summit County Councilman Roger Armstrong; Park City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Wesselhoff; and many others.
CONNECT Summit County is designed to serve as a feedback loop, listening to the community and providing content based on what barriers are discovered to access for mental health services.
The conference is sponsored by the Park City Board of REALTORS, and is free to attend. Sessions will be spread out to occur at different times of day rather than non-stop throughout each day.