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April 28, 2016

2016 IN REVIEW Looking Back, Moving Forward… a report from the Programs & Education Committee by Rebecca Duke READ MORE…. NAMI Valley of the Sun volunteer promotes community awareness NAMI Valley of the Sun volunteer and board of directors member Rebecca Duke, collaborates with The Arizona Republic to bring awareness of the impact of mental more »

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Tucson police to be trained in handling mental-health crisis calls

June 2, 2017

May 18, 2017 | By Carmen Duarte Tucson police patrol officers are receiving behavioral-health training to better handle mental-health crisis calls, and 500 officers are expected to complete the training by the end of the year, Chief Chris Magnus said Thursday. “This department is well ahead of the curve across the country,” said Magnus, in more »

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Ready or not, mandatory paid sick time is coming to Arizona

May 10, 2017 | Russ Wiles Now that Arizona businesses have adjusted to Arizona’s higher minimum-wage law, the second shoe is about to drop — mandatory paid sick time for nearly all workers. Both provisions were included in Proposition 206, which the state’s voters approved in November. But while the minimum-wage hike to $10 an more »

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

June 1, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

May 25, 2017 | Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental more »

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

May 1, 2017

April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. This fact is both positive more »

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