Substance Abuse & Mental Health - DSAMH
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Mental Health


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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

Click on a county to find the Mental Health Treatment Agency in your area


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  • Click here to find a list of public and private treatment providers.

  • Children's Mental Health

    What behavioral health services are available for children & adolescents in Utah's public treatment system?


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    Adult Mental Health

    Adult Mental Health

    What behavioral health services are available for adults in Utah's public treatment system?

    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
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    Peer Support

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    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 mnewman@utah.gov.