NNDC Board Members:
Mark H. Rapaport, MD
Brian Mickey, MD, PhD
HMHI is part of the world-renowned University of Utah Health system working to transform mental health care and fulfill its mission to advance mental health knowledge, hope, and healing for all. HMHI provides evidence-based treatment for patients across their lifespan, is a pioneering force in understanding the complex causes of psychiatric illness, and is devoted to training the next generation of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other mental health professionals for the Mountain West.
A tradition of exceptional care, research, and training
HMHI treats a broad range of mental illnesses and provides a continuum of psychiatric care, including child, adolescent, and adult acute inpatient care, child and teen day treatment programs, residential care, and outpatient programs. In addition, HMHI treats patients through mental health integration programs in community primary care clinics throughout the Salt Lake valley and through several specialty programs, including maternal mental health, geriatric, and psych-oncology programs.
HMHI research programs aim to optimize mental health through early detection, prevention, and innovative treatment of psychiatric disorders. University of Utah investigators have continually demonstrated high-quality translational research focusing on individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, suicide behaviors, and related symptoms/disorders.
The Department of Psychiatry has three clinical training programs: general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and triple board residency. The Department offers specialized tracks in research, rural mental health, and fellowships in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry and has a long tradition of high-quality training of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Comprehensive Depression Center
HMHI, together with the Department of Psychiatry and broader University, continues to expand the integration of research with clinical care and training. This integrated approach has been underway since 2016, when the University of Utah Health System began universal depression screening in primary care and specialty clinics. The program aims to address depression at the system level through improved screening, follow-up on positive screens, and improved patient outcomes.
Most outpatient care for mood disorders in the University of Utah Health system is provided in primary care clinics. Specialty care is available at four HMHI outpatient behavioral health clinics staffed by multidisciplinary teams of clinicians, including psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, clinical social workers, and senior residents who provide personalized evidence-based care to adults, adolescents, and children with mood disorders and other mental health conditions.
The Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorder (TRMD) Clinic at HMHI provides care to more than 500 patients annually. It is staffed by psychiatrists, nurses, and support staff uniquely trained to manage difficult-to-treat unipolar and bipolar mood disorders. This referral-based clinic is the only one in Utah to provide a full range of evidence-based neuromodulation and pharmacological treatment options for mood disorders. Inpatient and outpatient neurostimulation therapies include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and intravenous ketamine.