Connect Mental Health Month schedule |

Connect Mental Health Month schedule

Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta, the newly appointed William H. and Edna Stimson Presidential Endowed chairman, professor and chairman of the University of UtahÕs department of psychiatry, will give a presentation called ÒBrain Science, Brain Health: Reframing Mental IllnessÓ on May 3. (Courtesy of the University of Utah)

All the events, except for some Brain Storm Film Festival screenings, are free and open to the public.

  • May 3 — "Identification and Management of Cognitive Problems in Primary Care Settings" by Dr. Sara Weisenbach, assistant professor of adult psychiatry, "Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Park City" by Dr. Perry Rensha, professor of research psychiatry and "Oxytocin and Social Behavior: A New Treatment Option for Substance Abuse Disorder" by Dr. Tiffany Love, assistant professor of adult psychiatry, Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., 7 p.m.
  • May 3 — "Brain Science, Brain Health: Reframing Mental Illness" by Dr. Jon–Kar Zubieta, professor and chairman of the University of Utah’s department of psychiatry, Jim Santy Auditorium, 7 p.m.
  • May 5 — "La Salud Emocional lo es Tudo," ("Emotional Health is Everything"), by Jacqueline Gomez–Arias, of Latino Behavioral Health Services, and Nora Buchanan, Park City School District Latino Affairs Specialist, McPolin Elementary School, 2270 Kearns Blvd., 6:30 p.m.
  • May 5 — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Summit County Support Group meeting, People’s Health Clinic, 650 Round Valley Dr., 7 p.m.
  • May 6–18 — Brain Storm Film Festival (see story on page C-3)
  • May 10 — "Mental Health and Substance Abuse: How to Help Those Who Have Been Diagnosed," Provo Canyon Behavioral Hospital program, The Christian Center of Park City, 1283 Deer Valley Dr., 6:30 p.m.
  • May 11 — "Life Elevated? The Ups and Downs of Living at Altitude" by Shami Kanekar, assistant professor of psychiatry, Intermountain LiVe Well Center, 900 Round Valley Dr., 6 p.m. (RSVP: 435–333–3535 or
  • May 11 —- "Silver Linings Playbook" screening, rated R, Book to Film Club, Summit County Library, Kimball Junction Branch, 1885 W. Ute Blvd., 6 p.m.
  • May 16 — Liza Long, author of "The Price of Silence," parents meeting, Parley’s Park Elementary School, 4600 Silver Springs Dr., 9 a.m.
  • May 16 — Liza Long Q & A session with local teachers and mental health counselors, Parley’s Park Elementary School, 4600 Silver Springs Dr., 4 p.m.
  • May 19 — Suicide Prevention program, The Christian Center, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 23 — "Question–Persuade–Refer" (QPR) training on suicide prevention, Summit County Department of Health, 650 Round Valley Dr., 4 p.m. (RSVP: 435–333–1508)
  • May 24 — "The Power of Mindfulness" talk by Rebecca Brenner, Park City–based wellness author, Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd., 5 p.m.
  • May 25 — Valley Behavioral Health Open House, Valley Behavioral Health, 1753 Sidewinder Dr., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 11 — Connect Family Day for Veterans and First Responders at the National Ability Center, 1000 Ability Way, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (RSVP:

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