As always, call 911 in the case of a life-threatening emergency. If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call the Community-Wide Crisis Line at (520) 622-6000 or 1-800-796-6762, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
The Crisis Response Center is available to help anyone, regardless of age or ability to pay, who is experiencing an acute psychiatric emergency or other immediate behavioral health need. Operated by the Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona with oversight from Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, the center staffs a 24-hour crisis line and can provide a safe place for short-term crisis stabilization for up to 23 hours, with some adult beds available for more intensive treatment periods of up to five days. Please call the Community-Wide Crisis Line at (520) 622-6000 or (800) 796-6762.
Other helpful community resources:
COPE Community Services – COPE is a private nonprofit community service and behavioral health care organization that offers programs and support for recovery from substance abuse, serious mental illness and HIV/AIDS. CPSA and Pima County are among organizations providing funding. For more information, call at (520) 792-3293 or visit them on-line at www.copebhs.com
CODAC Behavioral Health Services – A nonprofit, CODAC provides a full continuum of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention, education and treatment services for children adolescents and adults. Call at (520) 327-4505 or visit www.codac.org
La Frontera, Arizona – A community-based, nonprofit behavioral health center, La Frontera provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse services. For more information, visitwww.lafronteraarizona.com or call (520) 838-3804 to schedule an appointment.
Marana Health Center, behavioral health – The only rural health center in the area, the local agency provides behavioral health services to the residents of Marana and Northwest Tucson. The center offers individual and group outpatient therapy, as well as trauma services, substance abuse assessment and treatment and domestic violence assessment and treatment. For more information, visit www.maranahealthcenter.org/our-services/behavioral-health or call (520) 682-4111.
Providence Service Corporation – In Tucson, Providence of Arizona serves as one of the three children’s behavioral health networks in Pima County, offering a full continuum of services, from home-based counseling to substance abuse groups, crisis intervention and prevention services. For more information, call the central Tucson office at (520) 748-7108 or (800) 489-0064
Pantano Behavioral Health Services One of five Comprehensive Services Providers, the nonprofit is responsible for ensuring that a variety of behavioral health services are provided to children and their families in Pima County. Families may call Pantano directly at (520) 917-6485 to discuss their need for services or CPSA Member Services at (520) 318-6946.
Arizona Department of Health Services: Division of Behavioral Health Services The Division was created in 1986 as the single state authority to oversee the coordination, planning, administration, regulation and monitoring of the state public behavioral health system. It contracts with community based organizations, known as Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, to administer behavioral health services in specific geographic areas. The division also serves as a helpful resource on topics such as addiction and consumer rights, and provides links to resources as well as a list of crisis hot-lines throughout the state. The crisis hot-line phone number for Pima County is (520) 622-6000. The division may be reached at (602) 364-4558 or toll-free at1-800-867-5808. It may be reached on-line at http://www.azdhs.gov/bhs/
Southern Arizona Mental Health Corporation, SAMHC, does not provide ongoing treatment services, but instead, provides community-wide crisis service, from evaluation to stabilization and referral. The organization does not schedule appointments, but rather is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its facility at 2502 N. Dodge Blvd. There is no out-of-pocket cost to a person needing crisis services and they will see you no matter your income or whether you have insurance. Calls are taken at (520) 617-0043. For more information, check out http://www.samhc.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona (NAMISA) An affiliate of the national advocacy group, NAMISA is a nonprofit advocacy group that offers education and support for those with mental illness. It offers support groups and several education courses, including a family education program designed to share strategies for handling crises and how to communicate appropriately. They may be reached at (520) 622-5582 or at www.namisa.org
Veterans’ Behavioral Health Services If you are a veteran, please connect with the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3602 S. Sixth Ave., to see whether you qualify for services that are available for a variety of needs, from dealing with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, to substance abuse disorders and suicide prevention. Call 792-1450 or 1-800-470-8262. Pima County in 2012 opened the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center to help veterans with career and benefits counseling, housing assistance and behavioral health services and recovery. For more information, call 740-4646.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness. The agency administers grant funding and works through a variety of centers to focus on prevention and treatment of mental disorders, to reduce the abuse of illicit substances and alcohol, and to serve as a clearinghouse for behavioral health data. Call at 1-877-SAMHSA-7 or visit on-line at www.samhsa.gov
HOPE Inc. Warm Line: For those who need support but aren’t actively in crisis, operators who have themselves experienced mental illness and/or addiction in recovery are available to talk from 8 a.m. until midnight daily. Call 1-520-770-9909 if you need to connect. It is a free service.
Compass Behavioral Health Care: A provider of affordable behavioral health care in Southern Arizona for more than three decades, it offer a continuum of care, with prevention and early intervention, as well as continuing treatment and stabilization services, as well as outpatient services. Please call us at (520) 882-5608 for more information or visit us on-line http://www.compasshc.org/
Southern Arizona Aids Foundation (SAAF) continues to be the only community-based organization in Southern Arizona providing case management and ancillary support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families, culturally appropriate prevention and education programs to reduce the rate of infection, and extensive trainings and opportunities for community members to fill critical support roles. For more information, visit http://www.saaf.org or call (520)628-7223.
Desert Hope Detoxification Center is the only publicly funded detoxification program in Southern Arizona. Community Partnership of Southern Arizona provides the funding for these services. For more information call the crisis line at (520) 622-6000. All services at Desert Hope, including assessment, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 2499 E. Ajo Way. Individuals may call (520) 622-6000 or walk in to receive services.
2-1-1 Arizona provides free and confidential information and referral services. Dial 2-1-1 or (877) 211-8661 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Learn more about 2-1-1 by visiting www.211arizona.org
Bereavement / Grief Counseling For help with coping with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones or with major life changes, check with your employer’s benefits, they may offer free or reduced fee counseling. If you do not have this benefit, you may contact the 2-1-1 Arizona line for a current listing of agencies that may provide the service on a sliding scale fee.