mental health

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:

Communities That Care Hires a Youth Programs Coordinator

Aug 28, 2017
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Summit County, Park City and the school districts have taken on mental health in response to the deaths of two middle school students last year. Out of that came the Summit County Mental Wellness Alliance who has hired a Communities That Care coordinator. KPCW’s Melissa Allison brings us the story. 

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: 

The Park City Board of Education met Tuesday and among the agenda items was the 2017/2018 Superintendent’s budget.  Priorities include increasing mental health and counseling staff as well as individual school positions.   Carolyn Murray has more:

There’s been a surge of activism around mental health issues in the Park City community following the drug overdose deaths of two 8th Grade Boys. The school district, along with the city and county have combined efforts to address mental health, substance abuse and at risk youth. Carolyn Murray has more.

The Summit County Health Department posted a survey this week to gauge how it's doing with its mental health and substance abuse programs. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Link to the survey.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher gets a legislative update from Park City School District Business Administrator Todd Hauber; Park City Manager Diane Foster has details on this week's City Council retreat; Summit County Health Dept. Director Rich Bullough talks about the new mental health needs assessment survey; and Jesse Hunt with the Park City Ski Team has details on this year's PCST Alumni Night.