Mental health, substance use treatment on their way for Tucson’s low-level offenders

January 10, 2019

By Caitlin Schmidt Arizona Daily Star Mental-health and substance-use treatment are on their way for low-level offenders who otherwise might fall through the cracks, thanks to nearly $3 million in federal grant money awarded to the Pima County Attorney’s Office. The Attorney’s Office is launching a misdemeanor problem-solving court that will provide mental-health and substance-use more »

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Mental Health Training Available To Arizona Teachers

January 9, 2019

By Maria Dale Arizona’s Medicaid program is teaming up with the state’s Department of Education to offer mental health training to educators. “Part of the goal that we’re trying to accomplish here is reducing the stigma around mental health issues,” said Tracey Sridharan, director of professional learning and sustainability at the Arizona Department of Education. Teachers more »

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Mental health in veterans is crisis across Arizona

December 11, 2018

PHOENIX – The tragedy in California is highlighting the mental health care crisis prevalent all over the nation, including here in Arizona. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, a minimum of 50 beds per 100,000 people is considered necessary to provide minimally adequate treatment for individuals with severe mental illness. Like every state, Arizona fails more »

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US to give states leeway to expand inpatient mental health

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is opening the door for states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday in a speech to state Medicaid directors. The lack of inpatient treatment beds for people with serious mental more »

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How To Be Supportive Of Your Partner With Mental Illness

Being in a relationship with someone you love can be beautiful. It can also be difficult, as you face the hurdles of everyday life. But if your partner struggles with mental illness, those issues can become much more intense for both of you. Understanding the needs of someone with mental illness is challenging. And you more »

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