As Real Salt Lake continues to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Club wants to remind all of its fans, staff and players that they are never alone, and that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. In collaboration with Club partner, University of Utah Health, here is a list of Mental Health resources:
- Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinics
Behavioral health clinics provide therapy, medication management, counseling and support, with locations in Farmington, Park City, and downtown Salt Lake City. These clinics offer virtual care, urgent care, and in-person visits to cater to your needs. They also specialize in mental health diagnoses, with neuropsychological testing for both children and adults. If you are in need of a one-time psychiatric evaluation, your doctor can refer you to a clinic to have a 50-60 min assessment to help you determine the best plan for future care.
Other outpatient clinics include recovery clinics for substance abuse treatment, same-day psychiatry clinics for urgent mental health crises, and geriatric psychiatry services.
- Young Adult Treatment Programs
The young adult Acceptance and Commitment Treatment program (CAT) is a holistic approach to empowering young adults to create their own path to wellness, with individual, family, group, and expressive therapy available. The four-to eight-week course for 18-30 year olds offers expert counseling in mood, anxiety, and thought disorders, autism spectrum disorders, trauma-related issues, difficulties transitioning into adulthood, personality development, and substance abuse disorders among others. Program participants will have opportunities for community engagement through volunteering and recreational group outings.
In addition to the CAT program, University of Utah Health also provides a crisis chat and tip line, SafeUT, which offers real-time crisis intervention for students, parents/guardians, and educators through live chat on your smartphone. Similar chat and tip lines exist for frontline workers and Utah Air and Army National Guard personnel and their families.
- Other Specialty Services
University of Utah Health services also include a variety of specialty care programs with an array of different treatments. In addition to the aforementioned substance abuse treatments, age-specific programs, and autism spectrum disorder services, there is also a Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders program which helps those who have depression, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorders who need other forms of treatment besides medication. Other therapies include electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and ketamine infusions.
No matter what your specific needs are, University of Utah Health has a resource for you. For more information, you can visit their website to see how you can find the help you deserve.