Apr 19, 2019 By Jason Barry AZFamily.com https://www.azfamily.com/news/changes-coming-to-how-phoenix-police-handle-mental-health-calls/article_f9769a42-6300-11e9-be02-3f76c6c2a893.html
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — It was a case that rocked the community and the Phoenix Police Department.
In August 2014, a Phoenix police sergeant shot and killed a 50-year-old mentally ill woman named Michelle Cusseaux.
Police had been called to Cusseaux’s apartment to take her to a psychiatric facility.
Cusseaux reportedly raised a small hammer over her head and was gunned down.Read More
Educators are calling the desperate need for more school counselors a crisis inside Arizona schools.
School counselors are called the first line of defense for our children, handling everything from students suffering from mental illness to trauma, to college and career counseling.Read More
Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family.
Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching people what they can do to improve depression and anxiety. But it’s also being used to help with symptoms of psychosis, such as hearing voices and paranoia.Read More
Published 6:00 a.m. MT March 26, 2019 |
Alex Goldstein’s unusual behavior started worrying his parents before he got to kindergarten.
He struggled to follow directions and didn’t make friends. He gazed into the distance and laughed for no evident reason. He worried insects would bite him at the dinner table.
Doctors at first told Charles and Laurie Goldstein of Scottsdale that their son had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read More