May News & Updates

2019 SEEDS Conference 
Mental Health Awareness Month Proclamation 
Arizona Coalition for Insurance Parity 
Mental Health at Work Training Program
Upcoming Events and Resources 
Support Groups in Maricopa County
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America and affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month since 1949.
This year marks over 70 years of reaching millions of people through the media,local events and screenings!!! 
For 2019, MHA is continuing the
theme by exploring the topics of animal companionship, spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.
Learn more about  #4Mind4Body 
Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. Ducey, proclaims May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Want to get involved with parity at the local level!

Join the
Arizona Coalition for Insurance Parity
Next meeting June 5th, 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 

Protect Our Care has created state-by-state rural reports on how threats to health care and Medicaid affect rural communities across America.

Did you know...
  • 20 percent of Arizona adults living in rural areas are uninsured, compared to 16 percent living in non-rural areas.
  • 9 rural hospitals in Arizona are at a high financial risk of closing. This represents roughly 25 percent of the state's rural hospitals.
Click here to read more about the Arizona Rural Health Report. 
Click here to read State-by-State Fact Sheets.


Mental Health Awareness Fair, May 18th 2019
hosted by Harmony Health & Wellness Center

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, we will be hosting a Mental Health Fair. Harmony Health and Wellness along with other agencies in the community will be providing education, free screenings, resources and interactive activities. Food, games, prizes and kids activities will also be provided.. This is open to the public so all ages are welcome, and it is free!!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and setting up a table at our event please give us a call at 623-230-2978!
Click here for more details

Additional Events & Resources:  
Parents' Educational Rights and Responsibilities  
May 20th  
Hosted by Family Involvement Center at Peoria Main Library  
8463 W. Monroe Street Peoria, AZ 85345 
The training will cover IDEA (IEP) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Event is free but seating is limited. Sign up by calling Diane at 602-412-4083 or email
Mental Health and Faith Conference
May 24, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Huntington University, 8385 West Mariners Way, Peoria
View event details
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 
Be Connected
Connecting Arizona service members, veterans, families, and communities to information, support, and resources.
1-866-4AZ-VETS (429-8387) 
Collective Resource Hub
For Professionals Serving Youth
Harmony Health & Wellness
Crisis Services, Outpatient Services, Vocational Services
5220 N. Dysart Rd Bldg C Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
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