Did you know that nearly one in five people in the U.S. struggles with a mental health condition? Utah is not removed from this crisis. Utah’s population suffers from a higher rate of mental illness than the U.S. average. The teen suicide rate in Utah is double the national rate, and accordingto the Summit County Health Department, 25% of students live with mental health issues every day.
Unfortunately, a significant number of Summit County residents impacted by mental health issues are severely limited in their search for treatment. Recognizing this vital need, CCPC invested in a comprehensive, onsite counseling center with 6 professionally trained mental health counselors currently, in order to meet the critical mental health needs of our local population.
Thanks to generous funding from area resident Karen Marriott and Intermountain Park City Hospital, CCPC can provide counseling scholarships to those in financial need. CCPC has also collaborated with Karen and the Park City Community Foundation to hire a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (APRN).
This APRN will be hosted at CCPC and provide unmet medication management services to this vulnerable population. Mental health counseling is just one example of how CCPC is serving the community, seeking to meet people at their point of need regardless of race, gender, or religious affiliation.
This effort will need consistent financial support and will take several years of staff commitment to continue providing these urgent resources. To learn more about our counseling services and how you can support them, please contact Shauna Wiest at firstname.lastname@example.org or #435-513-1009.
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