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Mental Health Conditions

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can affect a person’s thinking, feelings, and moods. They can also affect the way a person relates to other people and how well they manage day-to-day activities. Family members and friends can also be affected when there is a serious illness of any kind in the family including mental illness.

Mental Health Conditions

Programs

NAMI Utah offers free support groups and education for anyone impacted by mental health conditions throughout Utah – including those with mental health conditions and their family members or loved ones. Our popular programs, in English and Spanish, educate and support participants, helping them realize they are not alone, recovery is possible and treatment works.

Programs

Mentoring

NAMI mentors are people whose lived experience of mental illness makes them uniquely qualified to help you. They have been affected by mental illness as family members, individuals living with mental health conditions, or both. They can empathize with you because they’ve been there, too. They provide information about mental health conditions and about resources in the community. Mentors are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:15 pm. Please call our office at 801-323-9900.

Mentoring

Criminal Justice

NAMI Utah is aware that, far too often, there is a link between the criminal justice system and those with mental health conditions. This is due to many factors including inadequate access to psychiatric care, housing, and other community supports. When you or a family member becomes involved with the criminal justice system it can be a scary and confusing time. Find out how NAMI Utah can help.

Criminal Justice

Family Resource Facilitators

Family Resource Facilitators are trained family members who provide peer support to parents/caregivers of children, youth and young adults who are experiencing behavioral health challenges. They help families navigate local resources, supports and services for their child/youth/young adult and more.

Family Resource Facilitators

Suicide Prevention

The NAMI Utah Prevention by Design program works with, supports and provides grant funding to local coalitions throughout Utah to implement and evaluate suicide/mental illness prevention and mental health promotion strategies. Prevention by Design is a key stakeholder and leader in the Utah suicide prevention movement. NAMI Utah Prevention by Design is helping advance the goal to reduce suicide rates in Utah by 10% by 2021 with the ultimate goal of zero suicides in Utah.

Suicide Prevention