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DBSA Tucson can’t attest to these resources, please do your due diligence by calling phone numbers you see, or going to their websites.

Phoenix Resources

Bipolarbears.org Support group.
https://www.rover.com/blog/ptsd-service-therapy-dogs/

Arizona Mental Behavioral Health Information Resources

Arizona Mental Behavioral Health Information Resources

Nami Valley of the Sun (Phoenix)
Nami Family Support Groups
Nami Peer Support Group

Nami Arizona
Nami AZ

Nami Connections Groups Statewide
Nami Connections Groups AZ

Warm Lines (Non-Crisis)

Arizona (888) 404-5530
Central Arizona (602) 347-1100 or (888) 404-5530

Crisis Hotlines

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines – National, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines by County

  • Maricopa County served by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care:
  • 1-800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444
  • Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served by Cenpatico Integrated Care:
  • 1-866-495-6735
  • Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties served by Health Choice Integrated Care:
  • 1-877-756-4090
  • Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities served by EMPACT:
  • 1-800-259-3449

MIKID

Mikid improves the behavioral health and wellness of children and youth through a family-centered approach.
Mikid

Tucson Resources

Hope Tucson
1200 N. Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone. 520.770.1197
Web: http://www.hopetucson.org/

Nami Southern Arizona
Web: http://www.namisa.org/
6122 E. 22nd St., 85711
(520) 622-5582
E-mail: NAMIsa@NAMIsa.org


Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Casa Grande.
Web: http://www.mikid.org
4500 E. Speedway Blvd., 520-882-0142, Email: Tucson2@mikid.org

Cafe 54 Tucson, AZ
520-622-1907
54 E Pennington Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Cafe54.org

Our Place
Our Place Clubhouse
520-884-5553
OurPlaceClubhouse.org


Depression Resources

Optimum Nutrition for Depression
Championing optimum nutrition for the mind.

9 Best Ways to Support Someone with Depression.
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/05/08/9-best-ways-to-support-someone-with-depression/

Health & You: How Swimming Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression
http://blog.intheswim.com/health-you-depression-swimming/

Talking with Your Doctor About Depression
http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/screening-tests/talk-with-your-doctor-about-depression

What Is Depression?
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

iFred
iFred is creating a shift in society’s negative perception of depression through positive imagery and branding-establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols of hope for depression. To further its mission, iFred engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about support and treatment for depression.
http://www.ifred.org

Mha Arizona
Provides information and advocacy concerning mental health resources.
480-982-5305
Mhaarizona.org

BiPolar Resources

Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder. Julie Fast has written several books dealing with bipolar disorder.


Kay Redfield Jameson
Videos.
Highly respected psychologist and author living with the mental disorder Bipolar 1.

Bipolar-lives.com
Living Better With Bipolar. Sharing practical steps to a healthier life!

PsychCentral.com
Articles, Blogs, Books, FAQs, Online Quizzes, Support Groups, Symptoms.

Bipolarchild.com
Early-onset bipolar disorder is manic-depression that appears early–very early–in life.

http://www.healthyplace.com/bipolar-disorder/
Bipolar Disorder Information. Children and adults can suffer from bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). The illness is something many people do not understand and something that stigmatizes people.

http://www.bpso.org
The material presented on this site is intended to provide information and support to the spouses, families, friends and other loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder (manic-depression). These resources have helped many of us inform ourselves, cope with behaviors that sometimes arise from the illness, better understand our own reactions, and determine how we may best support our loved ones in their efforts to understand and live with this often terrible disease.


Med Cost Help

Area Agencies on Aging (ElderCare)
Local area agencies on aging may be able to help patients age 65 years and older who cannot afford their medicines. To contact your local area agency on aging, call 1-800-677-1116 or visit http://www.eldercare.gov.

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
The ACU is a nonprofit organization that works to help clinicians better serve the needs of low-income patients. The ACU has developed tools and links for implementing comprehensive pharmaceutical care for low-income patients. For more information, visit www.clinicians.org.

Apply for Discount Meds
RXAssist
English brochure.
Spanish Brochure.

Partnership for prescription Assistance
Largest non-governmental clearing house for prescriptions assistance programs
Web: https://www.pparx.org/

BenefitsCheckUp®
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) sponsors this web site. It offers confidential assistance online for seniors and caregivers by searching more than 1,100 federal, state, and private prescription drug programs and determining those for which the senior may be eligible. For more information, visit www.Benefitscheckup.org.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA offers information about community health centers that may offer prescription assistance to low-income patients. Learn more by calling 1-888-ASK-HRSA. http://www.hrsa.gov/

Medicare
This official Medicare web site can help patients, caregivers, and doctors find information about public and private prescription drug assistance programs in their area, including eligibility requirements and covered services. For more information, visit www.medicare.gov.

My Medicare Matters
The My Medicare Matters web site is designed to help individuals learn more about Medicare prescription drug coverage. The web site was developed using materials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as materials developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC), and AstraZeneca. For more information, visit www.mymedicarematters.org.

Med Cost Help

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)
AstraZeneca participates in the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), a national program that can help you find patient assistance programs. Qualifying patients who do not have prescription coverage can use the program as a single point of contact to access information about public and private programs that may be right for them. The PPA represents the largest-ever non-government-sponsored program to help bring medicines to Americans who do not have prescription drug coverage and are having difficulty affording their prescription medicines. More than 475 public and private patient assistance programs are available through the PPA. For more information, visit www.pparx.org.

Arizona RX Card
As a resident of Arizona, you and your family have access to a statewide Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). Create and print your FREE discount prescription drug card below. This card will provide you with Rx medication savings of up to 75% at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country including Safeway, Bashas, CVS/pharmacy, Target, Food City, Frys, Kmart, Osco, Walgreens, and many more. You can create as many cards as you need. We encourage you to give cards to friends and family members. This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!

NeedyMeds
NeedyMeds is devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. The NeedyMeds web site provides information on company patient assistance programs, free and low-cost clinics, government programs and other types of assistance programs. For more information, visit www.needymeds.org.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

RxAssist lets you search for information on patient assistance programs by company, brand name, generic name, or type of medicine. RxAssist provides information on ways to get free and low-cost medications. The site also provides a quick-reference chart that lists drug assistance programs by state. For more information, visit www.rxassist.org.
RxHope™

RxHope lets you search for patient assistance information. In addition, some companies allow physicians to submit applications electronically through this site. For more information, visit www.rxhope.com.


Other Resources

How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims.
https://www.rover.com/blog/ptsd-service-therapy-dogs/

211 Arizona Info.




Movies

Prozac Nation — 2001, During the 1980s a female collegian with a bright future battles with clinical depression. Based on Elizabeth Wurtzel’s book.
(FLIX)

My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It — 2014, 0:35 min, Animated. Voice of: Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi, Fred Armisen. A woman (Elizabeth Swados) uses music and humor to reveal how depression affects her everyday life.
(HBO)

Movies

Wishful Drinking — Carrie Fisher, actress, discusses the ‘Star Wars’ films, addiction, marriage and other experiences in her one-women show. (HBO)

In 1924 Lesbian Artist Edith Lake Wilkinson was committed to an asylum at the age of 57. Her art and all her worldly possessions were packed up in trunks and shipped off to a relative. Edith spent the rest of her life in asylums and was never heard from again. Packed in a trunk: the Lost Art — 2015, The life of Edith Lake Emerson, an artist locked away in an asylum in the 1920s. (HBO)

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