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INSIDE THIS MONTH'S ISSUE
MHA AZ Press Release
2018 SEEDS Conference
Upcoming Events and Community Calendar
Support Groups in Maricopa County
2017 MHA of AZ Board of Directors
MHA Statement on Texas Shooting
High Rates of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Reflects our State's Lack of Invest in Education and Safety Net Programs
MHA AZ recently put out a press release in response to the
State of Mental Health in America 2017
report. The report utilizes data from 15 national data bases and surveys collected during 2015 to provide a portrait of mental health in America.
In a comparison of states, Arizona received an overall ranking of 49
, just above the state of Nevada and just below the state of Mississippi.
As the state affiliate chapter Board Members, we know that this ranking does not reflect the innovation and progressive community-based integrated behavioral health services available to some in Arizona, but rather point to other troubling indicators of the general state of behavioral health and wellbeing in the state that we call home. Continue reading MHA AZ's press release
Read Full MHA State of Mental Health in America 2017 report
Mental Health America of Arizona
2018 SEEDS CONFERENCE
Awareness, Advocacy, Achievement
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302
Mental Health America of Arizona's upcoming Seeds Conference seeks to highlight cutting edge practices and approaches used to address current and emerging issues in behavioral health. Through critical conversations, we will enhance Awareness, Advocacy, and Achievement as it pertains to mental health and recovery. This years Seeds Conference will focus on innovative strategies and interventions being used within the
Education System, Workplace, and Community.
Call for Proposals and a Save the Date will be sent out shortly!
MHA AZ Spotlight on a New Partnership!
MHA AZ is proudly collaborating with t
he Care Enough to Get in the Way movement which bridges the gap between our local community, the government, and law enforcement in a positive way.
The Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life conference is student led, and includes a conference team consisting of four members, representing four sectors (Government, Education, Business and Non-Profit) along with members of the local police departments, teachers, parents and student facilitators all coming together to tackle real issues facing our schools.
The attendees come up with their own ideas on the best way to communicate to a trusted adult when they hear or see cries for help such as bullying, cyber-bullying, drug addiction, depression, and ongoing threats against others. Following the conference, students bring their ideas into the schools and encourage peers to Care Enough to Get in the Way.
2nd Annual Speak Up - Stand Up - Save a Life Youth Conference
January 16, 2018
3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017
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Taking Care of Your Mental Health Over the Holidays...
2018 Faith and Mental Health Conference
January 26 & 27, 2018
Glendale Community Center,
5401 W. Ocotillo Rd, Glendale, AZ 85301
The Resilient Church Conference
February 9, 2018
Pure Heart Church, 14240 N. 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306
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9th Annual Ability360 Center Health & Wellness Fair
April 27, 2018 (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) & April 28, 2018 (10 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Check out more Community Calendars in the Phoenix Area!
ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy
Health Choice Integrated Care Community
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
MHA OF AZ 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael Shafer, Ph.D. Chair
Joshua Mozell, J.D., Vice Chair
Jason Bernstein, C.P.A., Treasurer
Karen Pitico, M.P.H., Secretary
Kathy Bashor, M.C.
Charles Goldstein, M.D
Emily Jenkins, J.D.
Marcus Johnson, M.P.H.
Clarke Romans, Ph.D.