17 Oct By Lauren Fountain AZBigMedia https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/arizona-teens-remain-vulnerable-to-mental-health-issues-suicide/
Despite a slightly declining suicide rate for Arizonans aged 15-24, Arizona teens are still vulnerable to mental health issues, and in severe cases, suicidal thoughts and actions.
The suicide rate for Arizonans aged 15-24 was 15.8% in 2017, a 6% decrease from the 16.8% rate in 2006, according to a report from the Arizona Department of Health Services. However, suicide is still the second-leading cause of death for 15-34-year-olds, according to the Read More
Published 5:00 a.m. MT Oct. 21, 2019 Updated 9:23 a.m. MT Oct. 21, 2019 By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, Arizona Republic AZCentral.com https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/10/21/culinary-love-orangization-phoenix-chefs-mental-illness-substance-abuse/3943941002/
On paper, Bryon Freeze was doing well.
In 2007 he got his first big break cooking under chef Mark Tarbell at Tarbell’s restaurant in Phoenix. After a few years in Arizona, he moved to California where he worked as an executive chef in several restaurants. In 2014 he won an episode of “Chef Wanted,” a competition show on Food Network.
“But I Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
Published 6:30 a.m. MT Oct. 10, 2019 By Chase Hunter, Arizona Republic AZCentral https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-education/2019/10/10/march-our-lives-arizona-wants-more-counselors-fewer-officers/3844835002/
The high school students behind March For Our Lives Arizona want to see more counselors and fewer police officers in their schools.
Arizona schools appear to be taking notice, but students say officials still are not doing enough.
Requests for school counselors and social workers made up nearly 75% of requests by school districts and charter schools that seek a portion of the $20 million in state Read More
September 26, 2019, 2:38 PM By Hannah Critchfield Phoenix New Times https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/maricopa-county-prosecutors-mental-health-training-aclu-crazy-11364786
“How crazy do I need to act to get out of here?” says one Maricopa County Attorney’s Office mental health training presentation slide.
“Mental Health: Look at me, I’m CRAZY!” another reads.
So begin two official MCAO training materials on dealing with individuals with mental health in the criminal justice system, according to documents provided to Phoenix New Times by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.Read More