Striving for a World Free from Stigma and Suffering
Huntsman Mental Health Institute is part of a world-renowned academic health system working to transform mental health care through community, research, clinical, and education initiatives. Made possible by a generous $150 million donation from the Huntsman family, we aim to reduce stigma and promote healing across Utah, and across the nation.
From educators, researchers, and clinicians to the organizations we partner with across the state we’re here to shine a light on mental health and bring dignity and quality care to the children, adolescents, and adults and families we serve every day.
Advance mental health knowledge, hope, and healing for all.
Our vision is to free the world from mental health stigma, bring an end to suffering, and integrate mind and body to improve life for every person.
Our Legacy & History
A Historic Gift
In November 2019, the University of Utah announced a historic commitment of $150 million from the Huntsman Foundation to establish Huntsman Mental Health Institute. HMHI will build on the reputation and excellence of the University's full-service psychiatric hospital, its network of outpatient clinics, and the Department of Psychiatry, to become a national model for mental health education, research, treatment, and care.
Initially, HMHI will work on expanding academic programs, growing research initiatives, and building clinical programs focused on young adults.
"It is past time to change the stigma and misperceptions about mental health."
- Peter R. Huntsman, CEO, Huntsman Foundation