February News & Updates
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MHA of AZ Outreach and Education Efforts
MHA of AZ Mental Health at Work Training Program
Upcoming Events and Community Calendar
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MHA Outreach and Education

 MHA had the opportunity to participate in the  
Phoenix Speak Up Stand Up Save a Life Event.  
Over 5,000 students and professionals attended!!! MHA Associate Director, Erin Callinan, facilitated breakout sessions with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to discuss mental health coping skills and brainstormed ways to be a supportive peer to those with mental health challenges.    
Additional outreach events
  • Attended the Estrella High School basketball game mental health awareness night
  • Presentation at Buckeye Union High School to 110 students and faculty
  • Presentation to forty Eve's Place staff on best practices for working with domestic and sexual violence survivors living with mental health issues
  •  Presentation to Oregon School of Nursing students about mental health screenings, early intervention, stigma, and resources.


MHA of Arizona received a charitable donation from   
We are so appreciative for the generous gift!!!    


"Next to Normal" presented by Arizona Regional Theatre from 
February 15 - February 24
Friday & Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday Matinee at 2:30 pm
An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los AngelesTimes, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
 Details and tickets HERE


NOAH is providing a free seminar on February 28, 2019
Rio Vista Recreation Center
8866 W Thunderbird Ave., Peoria, AZ 85382
NOAH (Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health) offers enrollment assistance to individuals and families in need of health and community resources.   
Community resource specialists will be available to assist with enrollment of:
  • AHCCCS Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
  •  Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families(TANF) 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • KidsCare
Registration is required at:
peoriasupport@peoriaaz.gov or 623-773-7070




You are invited to apply to Magellan Complete Care  
of Arizona's Member Advisory Committee!   
It's your feedback that will help to improve the benefits and services members get through MCC of AZ. The MAC is looking to our MCC of AZ members, community partners, family members and Magellan Health staff for membership. A diverse group of people will be selected to help address these important issues.   
New applications will be accepted a few times throughout the year. Below is a schedule of future application due dates:
  •        February 14th, 2019
  •        June 20th, 2019
  •        October 17th, 2019
  •        February 20th, 2020
For more information, call 480-645-2601 or email winterbergh@MagellanHealth.com.

Additional Events: 

Bullying Prevention: A Research-Informed Community Outreach Event
February 16, 2019
 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Melvin L. Cohen Conference Center
1920 E. Cambridge Ave, Phoenix

Challenges in Perinatal Mood  Disorders: Assessment, Treatment and Advocacy
February 23, 2019
 8:00am - 6:00pm
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 3555 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert
Tax Filing Assistance at No Charge- VITA Program
Every Saturday through April 13, 2019
9 am to 1 pm by appointment
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix 85034
VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program from the IRS, offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
To schedule an appointment, call (602) 443-0738 and leave a voice message. 
Mental Health and Faith Conference
May 24, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Huntington University, 8385 West Mariners Way, Peoria
Check out more Community Calendars in the Phoenix Area!
Arizona Trauma Institute  Trainings   
ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy  Events
Health Choice Integrated Care Community  Events
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care  Events
NAMI Arizona  Calendar


Chuck Goldstein, M.D., Vice Chair  
Jason Bernstein, C.P.A., Treasurer
Matthew Moody, M.C., Secretary
Kathy Bashor, M.C.
Laura Dix, M.S.
Charles Goldstein, M.D.
Laurie Goldstein
Emily Jenkins, J.D. 
Adwoa John, M.H.A.
Marcus Johnson, M.P.H
Charles Montgomery
Karen Pitico, L.C.S.W & M.P.H.
Detective Amanda Stamps
Mental Health America of Arizona