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You can make a difference in preventing suicides

By | September 6th, 2022|Prevention|

As the 10th-leading cause of death in Arizona – and the second-leading cause of death among those age 10 through 34 – suicide is a major public health concern in our state. But knowing what to do when someone you know is at risk for self harm may make the difference in preventing a suicide. [...]

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Behavioral Health Outreach Along the Border

By | October 11th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

We have two Regional Behavioral Health Authorities working to improve and protect mental health along the border. Cenpatico and Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) offer specialized programs to help combat substance abuse and prevent suicide as well as to help those with behavioral health issues.   One of the CPSA-sponsored prevention activities near the border includes [...]

Driving Suicides to Zero

By | April 10th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Medical providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, etc.) are invited to join Magellan for their Driving Suicides to Zero training Monday, April 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m.  The goal of the training is to help reduce the suicide rate by providing behavioral healthcare professionals with the skills, knowledge, attitudes [...]

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Be Part of the Mental Health Solution

By | March 29th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Students can’t be academically successful when they’re battling anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other common conditions.  Nearly 50% of lifetime mental disorders begin by the mid-teens.  That’s why we’ve launched a partnership with Kognito Interactive to educate middle and high-school teachers how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health disorders that have the potential [...]

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Suicide Prevention: A Winnable Battle

By | December 18th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Prevention|

Back in 2009, AZ had the 9th highest rate of suicide in the U.S.  In that year 1,060 Arizonans took their own lives- so it’s easy to see why suicide prevention is an agency priority and is featured in our Strategic Map as a Winnable Battle.  Since we’re responsible for the state’s behavioral health system- [...]

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Suicide Prevention Award

By | September 26th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

Last week the Teen Lifeline rolled out its new public service announcement  (PSA) featuring Bridget Pettis from the Phoenix Mercury. Teens attending rallies at Desert Ridge and Tempe Marketplace, as well as 1,500 middle school aged youth attending a bullying prevention event with the Mercury at US Airways were able to view the PSA. This PSA was [...]

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A New Best Practice for Suicide Prevention

By | March 22nd, 2011|Behavioral Health|

SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention Resource Center has added At-Risk for High School Educators to its Best Practice Registry for suicide prevention programs. At-Risk is an online interactive training simulation designed to prepare teachers to identify, approach, and refer students exhibiting signs psychological distress including depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. Users assume the role of a high [...]

Suicide Prevention

By | November 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Suicide is one of the most challenging and sensitive public health issues that we face, partly because so many folks have a hard time talking about the subject.  It’s especially challenging for families that experience suicide first hand.  1,060 Arizonans died from suicide in 2009 the highest number ever, making it the 6th leading cause [...]

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