A recent report shows more than 20% of all suicides in Arizona between January 2015 and December 2017 were veterans.
ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions released the report “Sucide Involving Veterans” as part of its Arizona Violent Death Reporting System project. The project’s purpose is to help plan efforts to reduce violent death in Arizona.
Director of the Center for Violence Prevention Charles Katz contributed Read More
When Allie Schoenike, a University of Arizona student and Associated Students of UA College of Public Health Senator studying public health, sought out Campus Health’s Counseling & Psych Services, she found herself waiting six weeks for an appointment.
“When I was trying to use CAPS, I wanted to be seen regularly as a regular patient, and they can only Read More
Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J
Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.
However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips on supporting the mental Read More
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.
“On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI Read More
November 21, 2019 Last Updated: November 22, 2019 10:36am By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy https://www.azmirror.com/2019/11/21/state-looking-to-build-secure-health-facility-for-seriously-mentally-ill/
The Arizona Department of Housing has put out a request for proposal for a $3.5 million secure behavioral health residential facility to be built using money lawmakers gave this year to the Housing Trust Fund.
The legislature appropriated $15 million for the Housing Trust Fund for current fiscal year, the most money the fund has seen since 2012.Read More
Dec 06, 2019 By Emily Buder Video by James Burns The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/603127/mental-health-rural/
It’s prohibitively difficult to access mental-health services in rural America. That’s because, relative to urban areas, rural counties have so few mental-health professionals. The majority of nonmetropolitan counties in the U.S. don’t have a psychiatrist, and almost half lack a psychologist. The paucity has resulted in a public-health crisis—rural Americans suffering from a psychiatric condition are more likely to encounter police than receive treatment. Each year, 2 million mentally ill Americans, Read More