Past Event: Breakfast Briefing: Mental Health in Anxious Times

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Emerging Challenges to Utahns’ Well-Being and How We Can Address Them


Lockdowns. Social isolation. Unrest. Soaring drug overdose deaths. Health worries. Economic anxiety. This decade is off to a challenging start for our nation’s sense of well-being.

On August 26, the Utah Foundation will hold an important Breakfast Briefing focusing on the Beehive State’s mental health challenges and what we can do to address them.

Our panelists include:

  • Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. Dr. Holt-Lunstad is a nationally-recognized expert on the health implications of social connection and isolation.
  • Mark Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Rapaport is a national leader in the psychiatric profession.
  • Doug Thomas, Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the State of Utah. Mr. Thomas serves on the Board of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.

Thanks to our sponsor, the Garbett Family Foundation, this event is free to the public.

UPDATE: This event will be online only via Zoom.

There’s no charge to attend. Please RSVP here to let us know you’re coming.

You won’t want to miss it.

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