NAMI Southern Arizona has been serving the Tucson Community since 1983!
Providing Help and Hope
Mental health problems are very common. One in five American adults and youth are affected, so someone you know and care about suffers from a mental illness.
With your help, NAMI Southern Arizona provides mental health advocacy, education and support to people in our community
with mental illness and their loved ones. Mental illness is like any other disease, with proper care, it can be treated and managed,
and recovery is possible.
We need your help. Please support NAMI Southern Arizona by becoming a member, donating,
or volunteering. Together, we can make sure no family walks the path of mental illness alone.
Events & Announcements
Due to the Covid-19 Virus, our 2020 NAMIWalks for Southern Arizona will be a national virtual "5K Your Way" Walk and we hope you will continue to support us by making a donation, signing up as a virtual walker or signing up as a Team Captain. Just click on the logo and it will take you to our NAMIWalks website!
KOLD Announces 2020 NAMIWalk Southern AZ
Help & Hope for YOUth, the youth mental health initiative of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona, has launched their new website, https://helphopeforyouth.org
The Help & Hope for YOUth Alliance (formerly the Arizona Youth Mental Health Alliance) was formed in 2017 to expand youth mental health awareness and education in Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pinal Counties so that more young people will seek help when they begin experiencing symptoms.
Support for NAMISA Provided By:
Arizona Complete Health
Jasam Foundation of Arizona
held at the Community Foundation for So. AZ
The Lovell Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation
Update on Office Hours, Programs and Services
While we get through the crisis that has been created by the COVID-19 pandemic, be assured that we are here for you. For the health and safety of all involved, our office is now closed to the public until it is safe to resume normal hours. For now we will be open by appointment only. You can call and leave messages to be forwarded to the appropriate staff and we will be responding to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will be working from home and we'll be contacting volunteers who work in the office individually. We will have one advocate on staff M-F, 9am-5pm by appointment only. Please call to leave a message and we will respond as quickly as able.
All classes and support groups are cancelled until further notice. We will update you when we are able.
Other local resources and services
If you need someone to talk to:
The following are available 24/7 365 days a year.
In the meantime, we have posted many helpful resources on our Coronavirus Page. We thought you might also find the following article helpful in this time of stress. This is from a letter to the editor published in the New York Times written by Jeffrey Borenstein, President and Chief Executive of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
To the Editor:
In addition to what everyone knows about hand washing and social distancing to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, here are suggestions to help deal with stress associated with this pandemic.
Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. People can reach out to friends and family, talk and connect via phone or FaceTime.
Consider reaching out to neighbors who may need help. If they are in a high-risk population, they may need someone to go to the store for them or help out in other ways. Simple acts like these can go a long way to make everyone feel better.
Consume the news in moderation. While it is important to stay informed, too much information adds to our stress levels. The repetitive nature of the news cycle is not good for mental health. After receiving necessary information, people should consider turning off the news and reading a book or watching a television show or feel-good movie.
Most important, know that being anxious at this time is a completely normal response to stress. Should stress begin to affect your ability to function, you should seek professional help.
You can help
fund our mission
and gain Arizona
NAMI Southern Arizona is a 501(c)3 non-profit
and a qualified charitable organization for
Federal Taxes. You can help those in need
and receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit
when you make a donation to NAMISA .
These credits are available for a maximum
contribution of $400 for single taxpayers
and $800 for married, filing jointly.
And, these credits apply to contributions
you make from 1/1/2019 to 4/15/2020.
Please consider NAMI Southern Arizona
QCO Code 21027 as you make your
year end donations!
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