January 31, 2020 By FOX 10 Staff FOX 10 News Phoenix https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-students-will-get-mental-health-breaks-if-new-bill-in-state-legislature-passes
PHOENIX – Students across Arizona could be allowed to have excused absences due to mental or behavioral health, if a bill is passed in the state legislature.
SB 1444, which is sponsored by State Sen. Sean Bowie and co-sponsored by 14 other state lawmakers, will allow the state’s Department of Education to identify an “absence due to the mental or behavioral health of a pupil” as an excused absence, and Read More
February 4, 2020 By Hannah Critchfield Phoenix New Times https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-prisons-solitary-confinement-bill-limit-isolation-mendez-11434664
Several Democratic Senators want to dramatically limit the amount of time Arizona prisoners can spend in solitary confinement, and to require greater accountability from state prisons using the practice.
A bill introduced on Monday by Senator Juan Mendez would limit to 15 days the amount of time Arizona prisons can place people in solitary confinement.
It’s the first proposed regulation on the practice — currently, prisoners can be placed in various forms Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More
Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts. Our house shook and Read More
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