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    Is there a better way to make a New Year’s resolution?

    12/31/2020 08:13 AM

    A lot of New Year’s resolutions are about self-improvement. We set goals for weight loss, healthy eating, exercise, to stop smoking, or to improve finances. But this year, how about setting a resolution that will improve not just your life, but someone else’s life as well?


    Self-Compassion During the Holidays

    11/30/2020 01:01 PM

    To combat holiday stressors and be kind to ourselves, we can practice self-compassion.

    Youth Mental Health

    Maintaining Balance: How to support youth through transition, change, and uncertainty.

    During our latest mental health webinar, USU Extension hosted mental health therapist Lanae Kimber, CMHC as she presented on how adults can support youth through difficult changes. Life transitions have an impact on all of us, youth are not different, even positive change can be difficult at times. Watch our latest webinar here to learn how to help youth adjust and maintain their balance.  

    The Magical Powers of Gratitude

    11/03/2020 10:59 AM

    Science shows that gratitude actually produces benefits for our bodies and brains.

    Webinar for Adults 11/18/20

    Suicide prevention in the time of COVID-19

    06/22/2020 09:26 AM

    Talk to just about anyone and you will hear of their scars from the COVID-19 health scare of 2020. The impacts are wide-ranging and extend into the domain of suicide risk and prevention. Past epidemics of the last century have raised concern about increasing suicide rates (Wasserman, 1992) but there is hope to save a life, and we all have a part to play!

    How Building Resilience Helps Prevent Substance Use

    09/21/2020 09:02 AM

    Building resilience can help improve your life and happiness as well as reduce and prevent substance use in youth and adults (Cohn et al., 2007; Griffin & Botvin, 2010; Rudzinski et al., 2017; Tebes et al., 2007). With all the research support for resilience, it is important to know what it is, how to strengthen it, and start practicing today! In this article we define resilience, review examples of resilience, discuss 5 ways you can build resilience, and provide information on how building resilience can prevent substance use.

    Protective Lifestyle Factors That Will Help You Live a Longer, Healthier Life

    06/18/2020 04:14 PM

    Most of us are fascinated by the idea of a ‘Fountain of Youth’ and being young forever. Being young is often connected with happiness, better health, and fewer aches and pains. What if living a longer, healthier life was realistic and did not involve the myth of a magical water source? Well, it is. There are certain behaviors, protective lifestyle factors, you can do to live a longer, healthier life. By doing at least four of the protective lifestyle factors, these behaviors can reduce early onset of death from all-causes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes by 66%. Let’s reveal the factors necessary to living a longer, healthier life.

    Connectedness and Self-Care

    04/14/2020 03:49 PM

    While most of us are familiar with self-care activities like eating healthy foods, exercising or managing stress, an often overlooked form of self-care is social connection.

    10 Tips to Improve Sleep

    04/14/2020 03:39 PM

    Studies show that adults need an average of 8 hours of sleep per night and teens need 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, as insomnia is on the rise a host of side complications are increasing in frequency such as depression, anxiety, weight gain, irritability, difficulty focusing, and decreased productivity.


      Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses 

    Our Mission: 

    Utah State University Extension’s Mental Health team provides resources and education with the purpose of engaging and educating community members to promote mental health. We provide person-to-person support backed by research-based programs. For more information or to host a course, give us a call. 

    Contact Us: 

    Northern Utah: (801)-499-5370

    Southern Utah: (435)-623-3451