MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Groundbreaking is set for mental health crisis care center in SLC

May 25, 2021, 9:44 PM
Mental HEALTH CRISIS CENTER...
(Photo by John Firth/BIPs/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Firth/BIPs/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY- The Huntsman Mental Health Institute, will break ground Wednesday at noon for its new $34 million crisis care center near 10th West and 33rd South in South Salt Lake City. The mental health crisis center will have room to stabilize 30 patients, plus another 24 inpatient beds. The facility should be ready to receive patients early in 2023.

Doctor Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and chair of the University of Utah Department of Psychiatry, says patients can expect a different kind of welcome than they might have received in a hospital emergency room or the jail.

“It will provide a level of care that doesn’t exist right now, and also a level of compassion and dignity,” Dr. Rapaport told KSL Newsradio.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Rapaport says the crisis care center will be a place for ongoing research.

“Using this as a place where we can begin to do research about what’s the best model of care for people in crisis,” he said.

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute announced plans earlier this week for a new $150 million Translational Research facility to be built at the University of Utah’s Research Park.

 

Today’s Top Stories

Mental Health Resources

mental health rural...
Don Brinkerhoff

Staffing may be short at Huntsman Mental Health Institute; expert says reach out anyways if you need help

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute is experiencing a staffing shortage, but Business Operations Manager Anne Stephens says to call anyways if you need help.
1 month ago
Two cases of hepatitis have been found in Utah....
Amanda Dickson

Mental health services expanding for children (and parents) in Utah

Utah officials note a 300% increase in mental health crises in children over the last ten years. Immediate help can be a gamechanger.
1 month ago
Gov. Cox Ukraine State of the Union...
Mark Jones

May 7 declared as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Saturday, May 7 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Utah.
2 months ago
mental health daylight exposure...
Jacob Rueda

Researchers say mental health affected by daylight exposure

With daylight saving time possibly becoming permanent, researchers say daylight exposure can affect mental health, and more darkness during winter might be harmful,
3 months ago
Suicide prevention concert at the Maverik Center...
Jacob Rueda

Utah mental health centers ready for switch to new 988 number

Utah mental health facilities are preparing for an upgrade to the national suicide prevention number from a 10-digit number to a three-digit number.
4 months ago
A family photo shows Isabella “Izzy” Tichenor, who at 10 years old died by suicide over the sec...
Aimee Cobabe and Kira Hoffelmeyer

Lawmakers approve bill inspired by Izzy Tichenor to track who gets bullied at school

Utah lawmakers passed a bill to require school officials to collect data on kids who are getting bullied. That data would include the victim's demographics.
4 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Groundbreaking is set for mental health crisis care center in SLC