Jaqui’s Place

Jacqueline Gomez-Arias

Jacqueline Gomez-Arias (co-founder of LBHS) was a tireless Certified Peer Support Specialist who advocated in the State of Utah for integrated services for mental health, substance use and suicide prevention. She was keenly aware of trauma due to multiple adverse experiences. She was a survivor of suicide attempts and continuously advocated for culturally and linguistically responsive interventions. As part of her recovery, Jacqueline stated:

“Recovery for me has involved the development and “movement” towards new meaning and purpose in my life as I grow beyond the catastrophic effects of immigration, discrimination, oppression, mental illness, substance abuse and poverty. It is a voluntary maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health, spiritual growth and citizenship!”

Upcoming Events

CRAFT

Every Wednesday, 6pm-7:30pm

This USARA Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) support group is a free, structured program for family and friends who are concerned about someone close to them with a substance use problem

SMART Recovery

Every Wednesday, 6pm- 7:30pm

SMART Recovery offers tools for recovery from any addictive substance or activity. SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change.

Yoga and Recovery

Every Saturday, 10am-11am

A class that practices yoga and meditation for the emotional well-being of the participant

FUERZA

Every Thursday, 6pm – 8pm

Our youth group, catering to individuals aged 13-18, is dedicated to advocacy, education, prevention, and engaging in service projects centered around mental health. This inclusive space is designed for young people to connect with peers facing similar challenges, fostering a supportive community where they can learn, grow, and make a positive impact.

Grief Group

Every Wednesday, 6pm–7:30pm

This group is for most people who have lost a close family member or friend. Grief brings intense suffering. Many people experience that suffering as sadness and sorrow in every area of life. Part of their healing, however, comes with being able to process and share these feelings with others in a safe and purposeful space.

8 week virtual group

Charlas en la cocina

Every first Wednesday of the month, 6pm-7:30pm

A support group where we learn how to cook and talk about mental health

This group takes place in park city.

Family Night

Every Friday, 6pm-7:30pm

A family night where we will be having different fun activities for the whole family. These activities include table games, family movies, Etc.

UNIDX

Meets once a month

UNIDX creates a community to address the intersection between the queer and Latinx/e community. We envision a world in which queer Latinx people are healthy, whole, and deeply connected to themselves, their culture, and their community. It is extremely important for LGBTQ+ individuals to prioritize their mental health, as they often face unique challenges and experiences that can impact their well-being. Discrimination, stigma, and social isolation can all contribute to increased rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns in this community. Seeking support from mental health professionals, building a strong support system, and practicing self-care can all help LGBTQ+ individuals maintain good mental health and lead fulfilling lives. Taking care of one’s mental health is essential for overall wellness and should be a priority for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Are you Latino, Latina, or Latinx? Do you identify as Queer or LGBTQ+? This group is dedicated to building an inclusive community of LGBTQ+ Latinx youth by promoting culture, diversity, and mental and emotional health. All are welcome!

Strengthening Families

This is a 12 week course beginning April 22, 2024; 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A 12-week program designed to help parents and children develop happier family relationships, improve health, mental family and help reduce alcohol consumption and drugs, violence and negative behavior in young people.

How to Get Started with a Group and/or Class

Getting started with our support groups and educational classes is a straightforward process. To take the first step toward joining a group and/or class, all you need to do is fill out a simple form. Once you’ve submitted the form, our dedicated team will get in touch with you.

Group/Class Cost

Our support groups and educational classes are completely free of charge. We believe in removing financial barriers to ensure that everyone in our community can access the support and resources they need for their mental well-being without any cost concerns. Your journey towards better mental health should be accessible and affordable, and our commitment is to provide that opportunity to all.