February 2021: Special Edition

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Check out our upcoming refugee mental health discussion event with some incredible young people. Plus, we share great national resources to support the social and emotional health of young immigrants and refugees.

Upcoming Event

Utah's Refugee Youth and Mental Health

Tune in LIVE! February 16th at 7 pm MST

Join Well Beings, PBS Utah, and Mental Healthy F.I.T. for an important discussion with refugee youth in Utah. Hear first-hand experiences from Salt Lake City’s newest neighbors and how mental health practices have become a welcome exploration as they make Utah their home.

Related Resources

Utah Mental Health Resource Toolkit

Here we've collected a list of national and local community organizations that specialize in the mental health needs of Utah residents. Although this guide isn’t a complete list of all resources in the area, it can serve as a reference if you’re looking for providers or support organizations for youth, teens, and adults in Utah.

You Are Welcome Here: Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Newcomer Immigrants

You Are Welcome Here is an Emmy award-winning film from Colorín Colorado highlighting how one public school district is helping its immigrant students succeed.

More resources on how schools can support refugee students are available on Colorín Colorado.

Booklists: Refugee Stories for Children, Teens, and Adults

These books for readers of all ages capture the triumphs and the resilience of refugee families. They also convey the hardships that refugees face as they flee war and persecution. The booklists include titles about refugees worldwide, with many recent books about refugees from Syria.


Use #WellBeings on social media posts to contribute your story, messages of encouragement, and favorite mental health resources to Well Beings Community Story Wall.

Support for the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project provided by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Bank of America, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, One Mind, Movember, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dana Foundation, Dauten Family Foundation, The Hersh Foundation, Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, John & Frances Von Schlegell, Sutter Health, Robina Riccitiello, and Jackson Family Enterprises.

Partners include CALL TO MIND at American Public Media, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, WE Organization, Forbes, PEOPLE, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, The Steve Fund, and The Jed Foundation.
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