Business and state leaders to launch next step of mental health workplace campaign

WHY: One in five American adults are living with a diagnosable mental health disorder. When an individual or an employee is struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide, this impacts the workplace, whether in an office or at home.  

WHEN:  November 9, 2021, 11:00 am

WHAT: The Salt Lake Chamber and business leaders will be hosting a press event to unveil a new suicide prevention and mental health campaign dedicated to helping employers and employees from the private sector. The campaign is a partnership with the Chamber’s social impact foundation, Utah Community Builders, and Live On Utah, the state’s public/private partnership to educate the public and change the culture around suicide and mental health. This campaign challenges business leaders in Utah to adopt strategies that can improve workplace culture, and in turn, improve the mental health of their employees. The suicide prevention toolkit for employers is available at

Additional PSAs from business leaders have also been developed to engage the Utah workforce in this important conversation. 

WHERE: Strong Volkswagen, 1070 S. Main St., Salt Lake City


– Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance

– Brad Strong, CEO, Strong Automotive Group

– John Barrand, Executive Director of Human Resource Management, State of Utah

– Judy Copier, President, iHeartMedia Market

– David Utrilla, President, US Translation 

– James Jackson – Executive Director, Utah Black Chamber

– Liz Pitts, President and CEO, Utah LGBTQ Chamber

– Dr. Mark Rapaport, CEO, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

– Blake Andersen, President, Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters 

– Tammer Attallah Executive Clinical Director, Intermountain Healthcare

– Kristy Jones, Community Health Manager, Intermountain Healthcare

– Kim Myers, Assistant Director, UT Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health