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Your Arizona Mental Health Rights

You have rights in Arizona!  Whether or not you have a SMI (Seriously Mentally Ill) designation you have rights!

“The Arizona Center for Disability Law is a not-for-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.”

AHCCCS, pronounced ACCESS, is the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s Medicaid agency. They offer health care programs to serve Arizona residents. On their site you will find information on the full array of AHCCCS services.

“The Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) promotes recovery, resiliency, and wellness for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.”  You can find the handy one-page flyers that explain your Arizona Mental Health rights HERE.

“The Office of Human Rights (OHR), is responsible for providing assistance to AHCCCS members living with Serious Mental Illness.”

Are you having challenges with the Arizona Mental Health system? Tell us about it! We Want To Hear From You!

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30 days ago

I’ve been smi basically since I was a kid along with other mental instabilities and substance issues. I’m OCD also Traumatic and still to this day problematic instabilities that prevent me from keeping a job longer then three months or getting a job period. and I’ve gone thru so many different avenues to find help in the town I’m in and literally everyone makes me call someone else and I’ve just bout lost it idk how many times becus of this. I’m homeless been for close to three years and it’s making me crazier then I am like it’s hard enough fighting your self just to be ok on day to day but to be tossed around can’t get help no where not even churches like is baffling to me and has at times enhanced my substance issues becus I can’t get help for my meds and mainly what’s made this all hard and crappy is becus I have three utilized small service dogs and they are registered but it doesn’t seem to matter to plenty of folks if they are or not. And I don’t know what to do becus of that either. I read things on this type of stuff and it’s nerve racking and I feel personally isn’t the truth becus I’ve done everything called everyone and I get put on “wait lists”or call back laters or no funds, no options, or call someone else’s ALL THE TIME,,, AND I TELL MYSELF AND OUT LOUD LIKE”THIS IS WHY-PEOPLE LOSE THERE FREAKING MINDS AND GO DO SOME CRAZY SHIT TO PEOPLE OR OTHER DRAMATICS,,, it’s becus they’re at the end of there line of sanity and composure, cuz no one gives an actual whoot bout noone unless forced to. And humanity isn’t respected or cared for it’s like a chore or something idk and most people that aren’t with disabilities or have to live in a bottomless pit of yourself or had better opportunities or family/supporters to be there don’t”GET IT” period So they don’t appreciate the struggles or put a them selves in an empathetic view point of the one that is and lacks to give that better helping hand when it’s VITAL TO NOT ONLY THE PERSON SEEKING HELP BUT TO A COMMUNITY THAT COULD VERY WELL BE AT A RISK OF— WHO KNOWS WHAT??? simply becus they can’t get shit for help no where that they need whenever it’s sought out and needed the most… So being said I STILL NEED SOME FREAKING HELP,,Don’t know where to find it