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Promoting Hope, Health and Healing
Did you know:
- 1 in 4 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year
- 50% of mental health problems appear by age 14
- 75% of all mental health problems occur by age 24
- 2/3 of people with a known mental disorder do not seek help from a professional treatment provider
How Do I Get Help Do you or someone you care about need help? Find mental health treatment in your area. See locations
Mental Health Various behavioral health services are available for children and adolescents in Utah. Learn more
Adult Mental Health Utah's public treatment system offers various behavioral health services for adults Learn More
Early Intervention Evidence-based programs that promote mental health and prevent mental illness from regressing are a priority in Utah.Learn more
Peer Support Having support during and after treatment is essential to maintaining recovery. Peer support is a great way to get the support you or a loved one may need. Get Support
Click on a county to find the Mental Health Treatment Agency in your area
Children's Mental Health
What behavioral health services are available for children & adolescents in Utah's public treatment system?
- Utah's School Behavioral Health Implementation Manual
- Family Resource Facilitator Program
- Youth in Transition/PASSAGES Program
- Youth Development Initiative
Prevention and Early Intervention
Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resulting Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (MEB) are often not recognized until a person has dropped out of school, been hospitalized, entered the criminal justice system or died from suicide.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and The Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicate clear windows of opportunity are available to prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders and related problems before they occur. Risk factors are well established, with first symptoms typically preceding a disorder by 2 to 4 years. Prevention and early intervention can effectively reduce the development of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
To address this need and maximize this window of opportunity, mental health early intervention funding was allocated to support three evidenced-based services:
- School-Based Behavioral Health
- Family Resource Facilitation with Wraparound to Fidelity
- Mobile Crisis Teams
Peer Support Services
Peer Support Services are are provided by trained individuals with lived experience who are in recovery from their own or a family member's mental health and/or substance use disorder.
Adult Peer Support Services
Adult Peer Support is provided by Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS). They have progressed in their own recovery and are willing to utilize that experience to help others. They work alongside other mental health and substance use professionals to improve the quality of life of those they serve.Click here for more information about Certified Peer Support Specialists.
Children, Youth and Family Peer Support Services
Family Peer Support is provided by Family Resource Facilitators (FRF) who are family members of individuals with complex needs. FRFs act as advocates and resource coordinators for children, youth and families. FRFs are located throughout the State of Utah and work in partnership with multiple community providers.Click here for more information about Family Resource Facilitators.
For more information or any questions, please contact Michael Newman at 801-538-4378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.