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Teen Stress

By | December 9th, 2013|Prevention|

Is the teen in your life stressed out? You’re not alone. According to a recent survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health and National Public Radio, almost 40% of parents say their high-schooler is having stress from the demands of achieving good grades in honors [...]

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Budget Squared Away

By | June 20th, 2013|Behavioral Health, General|

As you’ve probably seen, the Legislature went into a special session and worked some long hours to pass a FY 2014 budget.  While we’re still analyzing everything, here are some key provisions of the budget bill as it was sent to the Governor.  Medicaid (AHCCCS) will be restored and expanded.  This will be a big [...]

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Mental Health First Aid Hits National Stage

By | January 17th, 2013|Behavioral Health, General|

Mental Health First Aid reached the national stage this week in the Presidents message.  This week’s Now is the Time document developed by the Fed’s advocates expanding Mental Health First Aid Training for teachers and adults who work with kids.  The proposal also includes funding to help identified children and teens find treatment if they [...]

Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid Today

By | December 19th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

The tragedy in Connecticut has reminded us all about how important mental health and mental health treatment is to ensure that we have a society that functions in a way that we’d all like.  To be truly effective, a behavioral and mental health system needs to make sure parents, teachers, doctors and emergency department staff, [...]

Mental Health First Aid

By | June 13th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Have you heard about Mental Health First Aid?  It’s designed to quickly help folks with a behavioral health need. It’s a lot like CPR or other forms of first aid for physical health conditions in that anyone can learn and apply the concepts soon after going through the short certification training.  Mental Health First Aid [...]

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NAMI Report

By | March 21st, 2011|Behavioral Health|

The National Alliance on Mental Illness released a report this month that included policy recommendations for states to consider including educating the public, families and peers about mental illness and incorporating behavioral health screening into primary care.  The good news is that we’re on the mark here in Arizona as we’ve already begun to implement [...]

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Mental Health First Aid Rolling

By | March 15th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

The first round of Instructor Training for Mental Health First Aid was completedin Tucson and our efforts are already paying huge dividends.   23 new trainers graduated from the intensive 5-day training program and are now certified Mental Health First Aid Instructors!   The new trainers include peers, family members, behavioral health providers, T/RBHA staff, Pima Community [...]

Mental Health First Aid Coming to Arizona

By | February 16th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Mental Health First Aid is a novel, evidence-based public education program designed to teach non-professional people a five-step process to assess a situation, select and implement appropriate interventions, and help a person in crisis or who may be developing the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The groundbreaking training equips people to provide initial help [...]