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Guide to Finding Resources

***Please call a CRISIS LINE if you or your loved-one is in a crisis.***

Don’t know where to find mental health or behavioral health help? You are not alone! That is why we developed this website. We found that this site could not have every mental health resource in Arizona, so we decided instead to guide you in your search for resources.

  • Try using these Search Terms to search the internet for services.

Please add your suggestions in the comments so we can add them to this list.

Additional Information

SEARCH TERMS

It is hard to know what search terms you should enter into a search engine (like Google, Bing, etc.) so we compiled a list of frequently-used mental health search terms and keywords.

Once you are on the Keywords and Search Terms page just enter a word (top right side of the table) and other similar search terms should come up and then you can go to Google, Bing, etc. and search for that term.

RIGHTS

Do you want to know your mental health rights?  Whether you have the Arizona designation of Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) or not, you have rights in Arizona. The AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid system),  Office of Human Rights, The Center for Disability Law, or AHCCCS OIFA (Office of Individual and Family Affairs) are great resource organizations. You do not need to have AHCCCS to use these rights organizations.

ACRONYMS

Acronyms (abbreviations formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word) sometimes make it hard to understand what someone is saying or writing about.  This is a list of common acronyms in the Arizona Mental Health System.  Not only will this list help you figure out what they are talking about, but it might also help you find other search terms.

NAMI AFFILIATES IN ARIZONA

NAMI is a volunteer mental health organization that is led by people with lived experience.  Ask them for suggestions as to where to find answers to your questions. They offer free support groups to family members (caregivers or loved-ones) and peers (people with mental health diagnoses).

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