Striving for a World Free From Stigma and Suffering

Huntsman Mental Health Institute - formerly University Neuropsychiatric 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.

Our Mission

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.

HMHI EVS team and Ross Van Vranken

Our Values

cultivate-joy.pngShare Moments of Joy to Build Trust & Resilience
embody-compassion.pngBe Kind & Show Empathy in Every Interaction
universal-acceptance.pngEnsure Belonging for People of all Backgrounds & Abilities
bold-collaborations.pngFoster Courageous & Rewarding Partnerships
chase-innovation.pngDrive for Insight, Excellence, & the Next Discovery

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, formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), 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

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