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The Fatal Flaw in Graham-Cassidy
Mind the Workplace
Parity: What You Need to Know
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Wellness Tools
Upcoming Events and Community Calendar
Support Groups in Maricopa County
2017 MHA of AZ Board of Directors
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The Fatal Flaw in Graham-Cassidy, and What Comes Next

Graham-Cassidy died a political death in late September, but it isn't the last we'll hear of Affordable Care Act reform in this Congress.  Politics - and the reality that 
no more than 20 percent of the public supported the proposal  (which still hadn't actually been exposed to the light of day) - made the difference.
But here's what should have made the difference: the fatal flaw in the Graham-Cassidy approach was that it intended to reward with more Medicaid money those states that have done the least to support their own Medicaid-eligible populations in the past.  Read more here
Mental Health America (MHA) recognizes the psychological impact that workplaces can have on their employees. Millions of employees spend a large part of their day, and lifetime, at work, increasing the effect that workplace environments can have on psychological well-being. MHA's research is part of an ongoing commitment to uncovering workplace disparities and addressing the psychological needs of the workforce.
The Workplace Health Survey measured the attitudes and perceptions of over 17,000 employees across 19 industries in the US. Survey questions were designed to collect data on work environments, workplace stress, employee engagement, and employee benefits. Survey findings explored the relationship between workplace health and employee engagement, a concept that has, in recent years, become more measurable, and indicative of workplace stress levels and overall mental health.
View the survey results here

 "Parity: What You Need to Know" 
Watch 15 minute w ebinar 

Take a look at these additional resources on parity:
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DBSA recognizes that there are many paths to wellness and promotes numerous treatment components that are beneficial for individual achievements of recovery. We believe that a successful approach to mental health is balanced and starts best with a knowledgeable, empowered individual.

Here are just a few of DBSA's Wellness Tools:

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22nd Annual Candlelight Celebration
October 19, 2017
6:00 pm
Downtown Phoenix's Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Click here to register

October 21, 2017
8:30 am
Arizona State Capitol grounds, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

Pave the Way Mental Health Summit

2nd Annual 
Speak Up - Stand Up - Save a Life Youth Conference
January 16, 2018 
3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017

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

Mental Health America of Arizona