Third Annual State of Mind | It's All in the Family

02/13/2023 12:00 PM - 02/16/2023 07:00 PM MT


  • Free


State of Mind is CONNECT's annual Mental Health Symposium where we explore various topics that affect mental health. This year we are exploring Mental Health family dynamics.


Family dynamics are deeply affected by mental health and mental health is deeply affected by family dynamics. 

Join us for three virtual "Meeting of the Minds" panels where our panelists will discuss topical subjects that affect individual and collective mental health within the family unit: how parents and their kids can find common ground in the midst of difficult conversations; how substance use, either by the parent or the child, affects family beliefs and behaviors; and embracing aging with tools for how to support the process for ourselves and our loved ones. After each discussion we will welcome questions from our audience members on Zoom.

To close this event we are thrilled to welcome, in person, Dr. Donna Volpitta who will discuss resilience, mental health, and addiction using simple brain science. This event will take place at the Blair Education Center at the Park City Hospital with a reception and opportunity to connect with Dr. Volpitta. For those who may not be able to attend in person, we will also offer a zoom option. Please RSVP accordingly.

This year, we are excited to offer Continuing Medical Credits (CMEs) through the University of Utah for this event. See below for details.

Event Schedule

Meetings of the Minds zoom dicussions with leaders in each field

Monday, February 13 from 12:30 to 2 pm on Zoom

Family Ties: How Parents and Their Kids Can Find Common Ground in Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, February 14 from 12:30 to 2 pm on Zoom

Substance Use: How it Affects Family Dynamics 

Wednesday, February 15 from 12:30 to 2 pm on Zoom

Aging Adults: How to Embrace and Support the Process for Ourselves and Loved Ones

Keynote Closing Event

Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 pm at the Blair Education Center and on Zoom 

Resilience, Mental Health, and Addiction: Understanding the Simple Brain Science 

with Dr. Donna Volpitta

(Presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 check-in & reception no CME*)

CONNECT’s mission is to create a well informed, stigma-free community where everyone has access to mental health services. We are grateful to be able to offer this event for free to the community and hope that you consider making a donation once you have registered. It is because of the generosity of our community that we can continue our work through peer navigation, a financial assistance program, advocacy, and educational programming.


ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Utah and CONNECT Summit County. The University of Utah is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 05.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker and Planning Committee Disclosure Summary:

The University of Utah School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office (UUCME) meets ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence expectations regarding the identification and mitigation of relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. Everyone in control of content, including all speakers and planners, must disclose financial relationships in any amount within the past 24 months and any relevant financial relationships must be mitigated prior to the activity start.

Disclosure: None of the speakers or planners or anyone in control of content for this accredited continuing educational activity have any relevant financial relationships since the content does not relate to any products or services of an ACCME-defined ineligible company; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose or mitigate.

All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance.  Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re-credentialing purposes. Nurses seeking contact hours must claim through the CME system.  All users will be able to print or save certificates.  For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office.  For questions regarding re-credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization.

Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation Statement: The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax).