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County council member Glenn Wright says he's looking into the notion of a satellite campus locally for Utah State University. Rick Brough has more:

Physical Therapist Lauren Ziaks joins the program to preview the panel discussion taking place May 16 at the Jim Santy Auditorium as part of CONNECT Summit County's Community Education Series, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury: Impacts on Mental Health.  

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Connect Summit County sponsored a panel of Park City students representing four high school clubs.  They were there with one sole purpose; to answer anything, anyone wanted to ask them.  The Ask Me Anything event had panel members giving short powerful talks under the Ted X youth video platform. These courageous students spoke about their personal experiences with mental health, substance abuse, racism and sexuality.  Carolyn Murray attended and has this. 

Lynn Ware Peek speaks with retired Navy Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld who served as vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the number two ranking military officer in the U.S. The admiral, along with his wife Mary, co-chair S.A.F.E. Project US (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) and are bringing their nationwide crusade to defeat the opioid epidemic to Summit County as part of the Connect community education series on Tuesday, May 8, at the Blair Education Center of the Park City Hospital.

Vail Resorts, Inc., announced last month that Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, have decided that the initial focus for their recently announced charitable fund will be on mental health issues in the Company’s local communities. Katz and Amsterdam created the new charitable fund in October 2017 with funding of approximately $58 million. Carolyn Murray has this :

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The Youth Mental Health Project is a program founded to help educate families and communities about caring for children with mental health issues.   Carolyn Murray has more:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse have been on Park City’s radar since last fall when two 8th graders from Treasure Mountain Junior High School overdosed on opiate drugs that came from internet sources in China. There’s a Free Seminar Friday where the public can learn about successful treatment programs and practices for those dealing with this illness.  Carolyn Murray has more: 

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Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s normal toddler behavior or whether your teenager is too withdrawn, or maybe your spouse seems especially down but you can’t tell for sure.  There’s a community education event on Wednesday at the Park City Library beginning at 5 pm that can help families address these kinds of issues.  Carolyn Murray has more: