Mental health resources

Local organizations

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition
Links to statewide resources.

Devereaux Arizona
480-998-2920 in Phoenix or 520-296-5551 in Tucson
A non-profit behavioral health organization that provides training and counseling programs to help children and families with mental health problems including suicide prevention.

Empact-Suicide Prevention Center
480-784-1500 in Maricopa County or 866-205-5229 in other Arizona counties
Located at La Frontera in Tempe. Suicide/crisis hotline, mobile crisis team, suicide awareness/prevention training, crisis debriefing, suicide survivor support groups, counseling, trauma healing services and more.

Good Fit Counseling Center
2850 N 24th St, Phoenix • 602-200-0434
Arizona’s only mental health center for young children. Psychologists and therapists work exclusively with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families to provide support with challenges in a wide range of areas, including parent-child relationships, trauma and loss, social-emotional difficulties and serious behavior problems. Services are provided in your home or at the center. The center is part of Southwest Human Development, a nonprofit with 30 years experience working with young children.

National Alliance on Mental Health – Arizona
5025 E Washington St # 112, Phoenix, AZ 85034 • 602-244-816
Fosters public education about mental illnesses and advocating for quality institutional and non-institutional care and individualized treatment for persons with mental illnesses.

PSA Behavioral Health Agency
2255 W. Northern Ave Ste B100, Phoenix, AZ 85021 • 602-995-1767
A private, nonprofit behavioral health agency dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals with psychiatric illnesses who may also suffer from substance abuse, trauma and/or other behavioral issues. Learn about the agency’s Art Awakenings program, which offers instruction in visual art, poetry, music, movement and drama to promote empowerment and recovery through creativity.

Teen Lifeline
602-248-TEEN (8336) in Maricopa County or 800-248-TEEN (8336) in other Arizona counties
Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates a suicide/crisis hotline for teens, run by teens who have undergone extensive training in handling difficult calls and knowing how to identify/support someone at risk. Prevention education for parents, schools, youth groups and professionals who work with youth. Education and debriefing support following suicides or other traumatic events (mostly at schools).

National organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Offers “Facts for Families” in English, Spanish and several other languages.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers access to a collection of online audio and/or video interviews with ith pediatricians about child behavior, emotions and other mental health topics.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Offers information, advocacy and support.

Mental Health America
Offers information, support, advocacy and connection to local resources.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Offers information, support, advocacy and connection to local resources.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-TALK (8255)
Directs callers from all states to local suicide prevention resources.


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