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Glue it back together: Wasatch Mental Health says mental health is a family affair

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Wasatch Mental Health (No. 1 Counseling Center) has two family clinics in Provo, one in American Fork, one in Spanish Fork and one in Heber, along with locations in more than 70 schools.

Wasatch Mental Health, which was named the top counseling center in the county by Utah Valley Magazine readers, celebrates 50 years of serving Utah County this year.

The mental health experts encourage friends and family to support loved ones who might be struggling. Executive director Juergen Korbanka says friends and family can note a difference in behavior and ask if the person is doing OK. They can find out if the stress or anxiety is out of the ordinary and then offer to help set up an appointment.

“We regularly seek advice on a health condition from several people, or if our car is broken we eventually go to a mechanic, for help,” Juergen says.

He likens this to getting expert care for mental health. “If you’re worried about someone, ask the question,” he says. “Don’t hesitate to find out if they are OK.”

Wasatch Mental Health is in five Utah County locations and in more than 70 schools. The 24/7 emergency crisis line is (801) 373-7393 and the main office is (801) 373-4760. A brief, anonymous test to self-assess mental health is available at wasatch.org.

See all the 2017 Best of Utah Valley winners here.

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