Upcoming Mental Health Services Awareness night at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4Utah) – Mental health challenges can affect anyone at any age at any time. Those needing help often turn to trusted leaders for assistance. Examples of people they turn to include:

  • Religious leaders
  • Physicians
  • School personnel (teachers, principals, counselors)
  • Medical professionals
  • Police, courts
  • Neighbors, friends, family

Intermountain Healthcare wants to help those leaders understand what resources are available in Utah County community. That’s why they put together The Mental Health Services Awareness Night at Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital is a free evening workshop for community leaders to outline and explain counseling and other resources available in Utah County to help people dealing with mental or emotional conditions. The workshop includes keynote presentations as well as informational booths from more than 40 local agencies.

  • Angie Petersen’s personal experience – 
    • daughter experienced severe mental health challenges 
    • family couldn’t find the right resources
    • asked others who also didn’t know
    • Angie found help by attending Mental Health Night and working with NAMI and her daughter’s physician

Expert speakers include: Dr. Matt Swenson – Illness prevention and wellness promotion
Dr. Mark Hubner – Early intervention and treatment

  • Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital Mental Health Services Awareness Night
    • Free event
    • Thursday, October 10
    • Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. – speakers start at 6 p.m. – information booths open at 7 p.m.
    • Utah Valley Hospital – Education Center – Sorenson Tower 2nd Floor – in Provo
    • Register at www.utahvalleyhospital.org/mentalhealthnight

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