Mental Health Awareness Month: Events and Resources

Events held by DHHS

Advocate & Elevate Walk to Support Teen Mental Health

Date: May 20

Time: Noon to 3:00 pm MDT

Location Salt Lake: Hidden Grove Pavillion, Sugar House Park

Events held by local organizations

Lived to Tell: Thriving After Suicide Attempt

Parkite Kay Whiting Harrison shares her personal journey through the struggles of a mental illness.

Date: May 3

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MDT

Location: Park City Library 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah

Mental Health- An Overview

Emotional regulation helps us cope in healthier ways, by St George Academy

Date: Thursday, May 4

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm MDT

Location: 380 East 3090 South, Washington, UT

Emotional Prosperity Summit – 2023

Headspace for the Workplace

Date: Monday May 8, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm MDT

Location: Sorensen Student Center, Grand Ballroom & Regan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem UT

The Mike File: A Story of Grief and Hope

Stephen Trimble, author

Date: May 10

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MDT

Location: Park City Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah

Run for Mental Health

Date: May 18 – race date estimated

Time: TBD

Location: Salem Hills High School, Salem, UT

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike – Salt Lake City, UT

Date: Saturday, May 20

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm MDT

Location: Twist 32 Exchange Pl, Salt Lake City, UT

Five Fifty Fifty Run/ Walk for Mental Health in SLC

Date: Sat May 27, 2023

Time: 9:00 am/10:30 am MDT

Location: Jordan Park, 1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT

How To Support Your Employee’s Mental Health

Date: Tuesday, May 23

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 am MDT

Location: Home2 Suites by Hilton Lehi, Thanksgiving Point 3051 West Club House Drive, Lehi, UT

Advanced Peer Supporter/Public Safety Wellness

Date: Wednesday, May 24

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

Location: South Jordan Police Department, 10655 S Redwood Rd, South Jordan, UT

Mental health resources

CONNECT Summit County is an organization comprising mental health service providers who serve family members, loved ones, friends, and colleagues of people struggling with mental illness. CONNECT also serves individuals not directly affected by mental illness who recognize our community’s serious challenge. Together, we raise our voices against the stigma and isolation of mental illness and work for more comprehensive and accessible mental health services in our county. is a confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories. This resource offered by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) began in 2011 by community residents with nothing more than a passion to serve their community. LBHS was founded in 2013 and received nonprofit status in 2015. We have grown with the support of strong partners such as Utah Supports Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA), The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah, the Utah Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH), University Neighborhood Partners (UNP)/The University of Utah, the Salt Lake School District, and others. We currently serve over 600 Latinos annually.

National Alliance on Mental Health Utah (NAMI) offers free support groups and education for anyone impacted by mental health conditions throughout Utah – including those with mental health conditions and their family members or loved ones. Our popular English and Spanish programs educate and support participants, helping them realize they are not alone, recovery is possible, and treatment works. NAMI Utah offers hope for anyone in Utah impacted by mental illness through our free courses and support groups. Our peer-led programs are taught by certified teachers and facilitators who have personal experience with their mental health condition or with a loved one who has a mental health condition.

Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah Health is the only academic medical center in the state of Utah and the Mountain West and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, western Colorado, and much of Nevada. It also serves as the training ground for the majority of the state’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

Consistently, ranked #1 in quality in the nation among academic medical centers, our academic partners at the University of Utah include Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health, which are internationally regarded research and teaching institutions.Our team is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff, students, patients, and partners. Learn more about our community involvement.

The Office of Substance Use and Mental Health is an office of the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. We oversee the publicly funded prevention and treatment system. If you, a friend, or family member is struggling with a mental health problem or a problem with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, there is help available.

Wasatch Behavioral Health promotes behavioral healthcare in Utah and Wasatch Counties, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment services. It is a public comprehensive behavioral health center providing various services designed to meet the needs of children, youth, adults, and their families. Services include but are not limited to individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, substance use disorder counseling, case management, residential services, 24-hour crisis response, prevention, various resources, and more.