- 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.
You 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.
Mansoor S. Emam
Brent Evans & Lara Jubber
Lera Johnson – Donation in memory of Hester Barnes
Llloyd Knight & Kimberly Smith
Trent & Debra D’Ambrosio
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Dodds
Aaron Guss, in honor of Tricia Cooke & Nikki McKenzie
Becky & Bryant Johnson
My Growing Season
Steve Szykula, PhD
Kyle R. Treadway
Susie Wiet, MD
Reid Robison, MD
Noel C. Gardner, MD
Leavitt Family Charitable Fund
Al & Lauri Manbeian
Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
Herbert I. & Elsa B. Michael Foundation
Michaela S. Mohr, MD
Mike & Deborah Mohrman
Kyle Treadway, Kenworth Trucking
MassMutual Financial Group
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
Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Why invest in a mental health safety net?
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.