mental health

Safe UT

SafeUT is a smartphone app for Utahns who want to contact licensed mental health clinicians in times of crisis. The app can also be used as a tip line if you notice someone who may need help. And it's also being used to convince state lawmakers to fund mental health counselors in Utah schools.

CNN

Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Trump's comments on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying "journalists disappear" everywhere.  Also, activists are suing the state, after the Utah Legislature passes a medical marijuana law that replaces the ballot measure passed in the midterm elections. And with two years left in the mayoral term of Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, candidates come forward to convince Democratic delegates to make them Salt Lake County mayor.  

The Ohio State University

Gabriele Ciciurkaite studies the impact of food insecurity on mental health. Melissa Wrzesien investigates new ways to measure snowpacks. Together, we talk about how decision-making impacts resource allocation.

livehannahshope.org

A ceremonial bill signing this week will feature multiple bills related to mental health and suicide prevention.

801Rocks

Mental health can be difficult to discuss, which is why McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden wanted a more approachable way to address the topic. 

USU Offers Free Depression Screening For Students

Jan 31, 2018
At USU's health fair, students can get a free, confidential mental health screening, courtesy of university Counseling and Psychological Services.
Katherine Taylor


 Utah State University’s health fair is full of students wandering the booths, collecting the small offerings from various local businesses. Students get their blood pressure tested and spin wheels for prizes ranging from hand sanitizer to bags of goldfish crackers.

Utah State Univeristy

The president of Utah State University sent a memo to faculty and staff about the university’s code of conduct amid growing awareness of mental health issues and sexual violence on college campuses. 

stormthehill.org

An increasing number of military veterans will return home to Utah during the holidays. An organization focused on veterans is working to help family members manage what can be a difficult transition.

Utah Study Finds Mental Ways To Ease Physical Pain

Jul 26, 2017

A Utah-based study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine this month shows that mental treatment for physical pain may be more effective than we believe. Conducted by the University of Utah’s Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, the study found significant reductions in pain using mindfulness or hypnotic interventions.

Slate.Com

In her memoir, "Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia,” Gerda Saunders writes: “When I was diagnosed with early- onset dementia just before my sixty- first birthday in 2010, I kept my hurt, anger, fear, and doubts under wraps. I had no choice. I had a job, a husband, children, grandchildren, friends. I had a life. However, there is nothing like a death sentence—  in my case, the premature death of my  mind—  to provoke questions about life. What, actually, is memory, personality, identity? What is a self?

Cache County Sheriff's Office

Nearly four years after being arrested in connection with her two-year-old son’s death, Heidi Rutchey’s mental state at the time of the incident remains undetermined; while attorneys work toward resolution, she will stay at the Utah State Hospital.

Compassion Fatigue: How News Can Impact Mental Health

May 22, 2017
Katherine Taylor

When it comes to news in an era of social media and 24-hour coverage, we’re faced with a question: How much is too much?

Intermountain Healthcare

  

Seventeen years ago, Intermountain Healthcare created a Mental Health Integration program. The program makes mental health evaluation and services part of the routine care for all patients.

 

http://www.narbha.org

After months of discourse surrounding mental health at Utah State University, the school will offer free mental health first aid training to Utah community leaders. 

catalog.usu.edu

Three months after the Utah State University Student Association declared a “mental health crisis” at the university, Utah’s higher education governing board announced the formation of a working group on student mental health.


  Linzy Brown was once a student at Utah State University, but after struggling with depression and falling behind in her classes, she was kicked out of school in April 2015.

Oxford University Press

Homesickness today is dismissed as a sign of immaturity: It's what children feel at summer camp. But in the nineteenth century it was recognized as a powerful emotion. When gold miners in California heard the tune "Home, Sweet Home," they sobbed. When Civil War soldiers became homesick, army doctors sent them home, lest they die. Such images don't fit with our national mythology, which celebrates the restless individualism of immigrants who supposedly left home and never looked back. 

Susan Matt, author of "Homesickness: An American History" says that iconic symbols of the undaunted, forward-looking American spirit were often homesick, hesitant, and reluctant voyagers. Even today, in a global society that prizes movement and that condemns homesickness as a childish emotion, colleges counsel young adults and their families on how to manage the transition away from home, suburbanites pine for their old neighborhoods, and companies take seriously the emotional toll borne by relocated executives and road warriors. By highlighting how Americans have reacted to moving farther and farther from their roots, Matt revises long-held assumptions about home, mobility, and our national identity.