Category Archives: Mental Health

Parenting Tips for Discouraging Underage Drinking

Authored by Jodi Rushton, SSW, Case Manager, Substance Use Prevention & Outreach Some things that we can be sure of this time of year is that the holidays will be filled with lots of presents, food, parties, and unfortunately, deadly … Continue reading

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National Work and Family Month

Authored by Cory Ybarra, Shelter Care Program Manager Did you know that October is National Work and Family Month? No, neither did I! National Work and Family month was established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges … Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day 2017 is Wednesday, October 11th!

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist National Coming Out Day is just around the corner, so let’s have a little chat about what that means, and how you can participate! Coming out, or coming out of the closet, … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Youth Services Opened a New Location in West Jordan!

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator Salt Lake County Youth Services South Office has moved from Riverton to Oak Park Place, 8781 South Redwood Rd. Building #3 in West Jordan, UT 84088. The office number is 385-468-4610. Business hours … Continue reading

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The importance of Forgiving :)

Authored by: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist As July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day, I would like to talk about the benefits of forgiving. Along with other acts, forgiveness definitely falls into the category of “easier said than done.” However, there … Continue reading

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Supporting LGBTQ Youth at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Rec Therapist Salt Lake County Youth Services strives to provide an affirmative experience for the youth and families that access our services, regardless of race, economic status, religion, documentation status, sexual orientation, or gender … Continue reading

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Preventing Child Abuse

Authored by: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I would like to talk about some factors that strengthen families, and thus reduce the risks of child abuse. Of … Continue reading

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Say no to Vaping, it’s not safe

Authored by: Steve Hanson, ‎Program Manager at Salt Lake County Health Department February is National Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States  and, sadly, our hearts have a new … Continue reading

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Is teen Sexting a problem?

Authored by: Janae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager If you listen to the media, Teen Sexting is a full blown epidemic and it is happening with all teens. Since most teens have cell phones, computers and many other forms of media … Continue reading

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Experts advice for Blue Monday

Authored by: Kent Larson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Is Blue Monday the saddest day of the year?  The third Monday of January is said to be the most depressing day of the year as supposedly it is the gloomiest day … Continue reading

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