June News & Updates

Mental Health Association of Associations  
NAMI Survey- Children's Behavioral Health Service System
Mental Health Screening Tools
Upcoming Events and Resources 
Support Groups in Maricopa County
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Join us for lunch & find out what happened this legislative session!!!  

M ental Health Association of Associations
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Children's Action Alliance 3030 N 3rd St. Suite 650 
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
Conference Line: 425-535-9510
Code: 8765432#
Organizer PIN *6789

LUNCH will be served, so please RSVP to Kristina at sabettaconsulting@gmail.com

NAMI Survey - Children's Behavioral Health Service System

NAMI is conducting a statewide needs assessment focused on the children's behavioral health service system within our Medicaid program, also known as AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System).  

The purpose of the needs assessment is to:
1. determine the current climate (since 10/1/2018) for Arizona's children and families
2. identify barriers that need to be addressed within the children's system.
By completing this survey, you will help towards research of understanding families' resources and needs.
Please complete this survey IF:
1.        You are a provider within the AHCCCS children's behavioral health system
2.        You are a AHCCCS service recipient and have obtained services within the children's behavioral health service system
This will take approximately 3-5 minutes of your time. There are no risks to you for participating, and no penalty for not participating.

The survey will close on June 30th, 2019.

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Want to get involved with parity at the local level!

Join the
Arizona Coalition for Insurance Parity
Next meeting June 19th, 2019

The coalition meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month  
at 6:15 p.m. 
Please join us in person at the Arizona Council offices at 2100 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 or via Zoom teleconferencing.  
We will be collecting "stories" about the lack of mental health and substance use disorder parity in order to bring parity legislation to during the 2020 legislative session.
Coalition Members:
Neighbors Council, JEM Foundation, Mental Health America of Arizona, Arizona Council of Human Service Providers   
For more information, email info@thejemfoundation.com 


STUCK: A Mental Health Fundraiser and Film Screening
June 29th 6:00 - 9:00pm
Thrive Coworking for Women
313 North Gilbert Road #300
Gilbert, AZ 85234

"STUCK" is a short film written and directed by Alyssa Jane inspired by her own personal experiences with depression and anxiety. The film takes on a lighter, whimsical, and relatable representation of this stigmatized issue, and takes you inside the mind of Liv, a woman struggling with self-talk and being stuck in a mental health cycle. "STUCK" is proud to have an all-women crew starring Lindsay Webb, produced by Meagan Mastriani, shot and edited by Elizabeth Rohe, and special effects by Zara Bish.

Tickets are $10 and 80% of ticket sales will be donated to MHA AZ.

Additional Events   
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Wed, June 19, 2019 8:00AM - 5:00pm 
Steward Health Choice Arizona
1300 South Yale Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Healthy Minds Presentation
June 24 1:30pm-2:30pm
20414 N. 27th Ave, 1st Floor Phoenix, AZ 85027 United States

2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference hosted by Reach Ur Life

June 27-28 8:00am-5:00pm
8th annual statewide LGBTQ Healthcare Conference
Let's Get Better Together: A Quality Look at Healthcare in Arizona!
June 27-28th at the Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix 
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
Southwest Network Events

To donate directly to Mental Health America of Arizona click  here.

To donate through Fry's click  here.

To donate through Amazon Smile click here.


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
Gregory Robins
Mental Health America of Arizona