NAMI Southern Arizona
Help and hope for those affected by mental illness and their loved ones.
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1 in 5 adults and youth experience mental illness
You’re not alone. Contact NAMI Southern Arizona to take the first step towards help and support. There is 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. Because of generosity from people just like you, NAMI Southern Arizona has been able to serve the Tucson community since 1983, providing no-cost mental health advocacy, education and support to all affected by mental illness. Mental illness is like any other illness, with proper care, it can be treated and managed, and recovery is possible.
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NAMI Southern Arizona secured a proclamation from the Pima County Board of Supervisors acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Communications & Events Director Shelly Jernigan was also managed to get downtown’s historic Pima County Courthouse to light up
In 1990, Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined in the effort to educate the
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often
As part of NAMI’s #NotAlone conversation series, NAMI’s Chief Strategy & Operations Officer Sherman Gillums, Jr., spoke with a teen, their parent and a high school teacher about their expectations, preparations and hopes for the upcoming school year.
Pyramid FCU Staff & Members surprised us last week with a generous donation of $668 as their choice for their “Caring is in our Jeans” community outreach program for July, 2021.
View this moving video produced by NAMI North Texas for National Minority Mental Health Month in July. https://youtu.be/NhYods4sZk0
In the first regular session of 2021, the AZ State Legislature passed SB1376 requiring that all health education in public schools include mental health education. To read the full bill, click here.
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In a press release on July 16, 2021, NAMI urges an infusion of federal resources prior to the launch of 988 as an alternative to calling 911 in a mental health/suicide emergency. To read the entire release, click here.
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Due to the prevalence of the coronavirus in our community, we encourage the public to access our services by phone or email whenever possible. Our office at 6122 E 22nd Street is open for those requiring in-person assistance, however, we encourage you to
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 . Arizona State Tax Credits are
Sep 08 2021 Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: “This week, we solemnly remember the
NAMI Southern Arizona reserves the right to remove or edit posts on all NAMI Southern Arizona media by any user, including but not limited to employees, volunteers and interns, which contain explicit, obscene, offensive or vulgar language as quickly as capacity allows. Similarly, posts that contain any graphic files will be removed immediately upon notice.