Summit County urges residents to take mental health survey

In the coming weeks, governments from the county to the state level are bringing attention to mental health with various public engagement tactics.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County asks its residents to complete a mental health assessment every two years. The information collected is used to guide efforts to improve mental health for all residents. This year’s survey is open until Feb. 14.

The Park City School District is also hosting a Mental Health Series entitled Social Media: Protecting Your Child by Staying Aware & Involved tonight, Jan. 8, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. The session will be led by Dr. Kevin Skinner, LMFT, CSAT, EDMR and will include parenting pitfalls and practical solutions to managing technology use effectively.

In statewide mental health news, Governor Spencer J. Cox will hold a press conference on Jan. 9 at 10:20 a.m. to discuss the findings of research conducted by the Utah Department of Commerce’s Office of Professional Licensure Review. Governor Cox believes the ensuing changes will improve mental healthcare access for Utahns and increase practitioners’ educational and employment opportunities.

Additionally, The Silicon Slopes Mental Health Town Hall will take place on January 18 at 12 p.m. This virtual event aims to create a community of collaboration and actionable solutions to address the global mental health crisis. The event will feature speakers and workshops. Register here.

For those needing immediate assistance, the State Crisis Line can be reached at 801-587-3000 for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Huntsman Mental Health Institute Park City can also be contacted at 435-658-9998.

To learn more about Summit County’s efforts to improve mental healthcare, visit

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