STRETCH THE NET

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Why?

  • Around 274,000 Utah adults and children are living with mental health difficulty.
  • Our public mental health system addresses only about 14% of this need.
  • Utah has one of the highest uninsured rates in the country at 13.2%.
  • Psychiatric care is uniquely difficult to access, with high rates and long waiting lists.
  • The cost of needed medications alone can make treatment impossible.
  • 574 Utahns took their own lives in 2013. More troubling, Utah ranks high for youth suicides, with 5 young people (ages 10-24) attempting suicide each day.

Without Treatment

depressionYou can make a B I G difference.

Just $100 provides a new patient evaluation and the first month of medications.

Rest assured, your dollars are changing the odds for those who need it.

 



Friends

Patricia Arttus-Doherty
Neah Bois
Melissa Butikofer
Carma Caruso
Carina Dillon
Devin Ekins
Mansoor S. Emam
Brent Evans & Lara Jubber
Margaret Foote
Abby Freeman
Sydna Freeman
Ann Hutton
Lera Johnson – Donation in memory of Hester Barnes
Ruth Jarvis
Aaron Kamauu
Deanna Macdonald
Marcia Peck
Shonda Roberts
Llloyd Knight & Kimberly Smith
Hillary Snell
Rachel Wheeler

Supporters

Ryan Ainge
Tammer Attallah
Darby Checketts
Trent & Debra D’Ambrosio
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Dodds
Aaron Guss, in honor of Tricia Cooke & Nikki McKenzie
Jerrie Hofeling
Jackson Insurance
Becky & Bryant Johnson
Carolyn Leitko
Margo Stevens
My Growing Season
Steve Szykula, PhD
Kyle R. Treadway
Susie Wiet, MD

Advocates

Reid Robison, MD

Partners

Noel C. Gardner, MD
Connie Gardner
Leavitt Family Charitable Fund
Al & Lauri Manbeian
Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael Foundation
Michaela S. Mohr, MD
Mike & Deborah Mohrman
Craig Peterson
Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Trucking
Greg Williams
Leslie Williams
MassMutual Financial Group

Angels

Robert Caya & Family, Standard Drywall
George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation
Larry H. Miller Charities
United Way of Salt Lake
Utah Medical Association Foundation

Guardian Angels

Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Intermountain Healthcare

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Why invest in a mental health safety net?

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At the Polizzi Clinic, mental health problems are stabilized within an average of 6-8 visits and patients are ready to transition to primary care oversight.

At this point, the vast majority of adult patients have stable employment, increased income, improved overall health, and are often on their way to health care coverage.

The long-term impact for children and adolescents is even greater. Once stabilized, school-age children are often able to return to regular classrooms, focus and retain new learning, and relate better in social settings due to improved self-esteem.