MHA AZ August Newsletter

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Congratulations to Representative Mitzi Epstein!

This month, Representative Epstein was awarded by Mental Health America as a 2019 Mental Health Legislative Champion during the Regional Policy Committee in Nashville!

This is a much deserved award and recognition...MHA AZ proudly congratulates you!!!

MHA AZ Workplace Wellness Training Program
August Articles

  Paul Gionfriddo, MHA
President and CEO

Taylor Adams, Manager, Workplace Mental Health

Patrick J. Kennedy, The Kennedy Forum

 National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Promote Suicide Prevention Month, Week and Day
#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, which helps spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.  
Arizona Coalition for Insurance Parity
Attend the Coalition Meetings to Address Parity in Arizona!
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. to bring insurance parity legislation during the 2020 legislative session. All are welcome to participate!

Please join us in person at the Arizona Council offices at 2100 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 or via Zoom teleconferencing.

Coalition Members:
Neighbors Council, JEM Foundation, Mental Health America of Arizona, Arizona Council of Human Service Providers 

Community Events and Trainings
SMI Welcome Orientation: Overview of Services and Supports
August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Recovery Innovations, Phoenix
PEORIA SUPPORT Family and Youth Resource Fair
August 24, 2019
10am - 1pm
Peoria Community Center, Peoria
A Walk to Remember: Overdose Awareness
August 31, 2019
7pm - 8:30pm
Neon Sign Park, Casa Grande
September Community Education Program
September 2, 2019
7pm - 8:30pm
Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, Scottsdale
City of Mesa & Mesa Police Department Crisis Response Resource Fair
September 14, 2019
10am - 2pm
Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, Mesa
Suicide Prevention Month Veteran Resource Fair/Town Hall
September 20, 2019
10am - 1pm
Lindsay Jr. Auditorium, Tucson
Celebrate the Art of Recovery Expo
September 28, 2019
10am - 2pm
The Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, Phoenix