Our Work

Suicide Prevention

Prioritizing mental health often requires courage because it can involve confronting stigma, seeking help, and making difficult decisions. Learn more about what Huntsman Mental Health Foundation is doing in the area of suicide prevention.

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About Us

From the very first gift establishing the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah—before the Huntsman Mental Health Foundation even had a name—to our body of work today, the Huntsman Mental Health Foundation supports the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and its mission to transform mental health care through community, research, clinical, and education initiatives.

Our journey began with a passionate commitment by the Huntsman family to address the mental health crisis in the United States, and today, we stand as a formidable force striving to create a world where every individual’s mental well-being is cherished, and support is readily available. Our story is one of dedication, compassion, and transformation forged by personal experience.

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Our Work

Help is needed by your loved ones

67m Americans / year

Mental health disorders are suffered by one in five Americans

280m People / year

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide

50k Americans / year

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the USA

With your financial support, we can make a difference, fostering a world where mental health is valued and supported.

We believe transformative impact is achievable. Our efforts address several critical areas, each designed to make a meaningful impact on the mental well-being of individuals and communities. From groundbreaking research and innovative translational initiatives to tackling workforce shortages through education efforts, and providing compassionate clinical care, we strive to make mental health support accessible and effective. Our commitment extends to young people, empowering them with the tools to navigate the complexities of mental health in a changing world. We are resolute in our mission to end stigma, partnering with the Ad Council and leading the Stop Stigma Together coalition to change perceptions and promote understanding. We work tirelessly to save lives and offer hope.

Suicide Prevention

Make a transformative impact on suicide prevention and crisis response.

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Children + Teens

Your support helps children and teens suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, and severe mental health conditions.

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Workforce Development

The shortage of mental health providers is a pressing issue nationwide, but you can be part of the solution.

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Access to Care

With your support, we will build a Crisis Care Center that serves our community by saving lives and nurturing hope.

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Research & Innovation

We're committed to unraveling the complexities of the human mind through cutting-edge methods and cross sector collaboration.

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Love, Your Mind

Stop stigma around mental health & substance use disorders.

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HMHI

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) was established in 2021 following the Huntsman Foundation’s historic gift of $150 million to the University of Utah.

HMHI is a university-wide Institute with a reputation throughout the Mountain West as a leader in advanced psychiatric treatment and care, serving a diverse population from young children to geriatric patients.

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Your Generosity Ignites Change
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Every single donation, regardless of its size, plays a pivotal role in our mission. Your support translates into:

A more resounding voice advocating for mental health and substance use disorder reform.

Funding for groundbreaking research projects that could potentially change the trajectory of treatment.

Crucial support for individuals and families embarking on their journey toward recovery and healing, addressing both mental health and substance use issues.

A society that becomes increasingly enlightened and empathetic about the complexities of mental health and substance use challenges.