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PCC, CPSA providing Mental Health First Aid training

Pima Community College and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona will offer free training in how to help someone with a mental health problem later this month. ... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Gov. Jan Brewer interviewed

Financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Rotary Car Show head Chuck Sawyer, Rotary Club of Tucson President Dave Gallaher, state Rep. Ethan Orr, Gov. Jan Brewer, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

Lawmakers, advocates push to keep Mental Health First Aid

Much like CPR training, the free 12-hour Mental Health First Aid class, taught over two days, teaches how to recognize and react when someone experiences anything from an eating disorder to thoughts of suicide. Despite what officials and advocates call a successful start, Arizona’s program could end in the next few months, and the Legislature has thus far failed to provide funding. (with video)... Read more»

Mental Health First Aid plan advancing at State Capitol

Representatives from law enforcement, behavioral health and faith-based groups are urging lawmakers to expand a state training program that helps community members recognize and assist those facing mental health challenges. The he Mental Health First Aid program is backed by two Southern Arizona lawmakers, Victoria Steele and Ethan Orr.... Read more»

Tucson lawmakers: Expand training on mental health challenges

Two Tucson lawmakers want to appropriate $500,000 to expand a program that provides training on identifying and assisting individuals facing mental health challenges. Republican Rep. Ethan Orr and Democratic Rep. Victoria Steele represent the district that includes the Safeway store where a gunman killed six people and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others on Jan. 8, 2011.... Read more»2

Jan. 8 sheds light on need for understanding mental health

The Community Partnership of Southern Arizona offers mental health first-aid training and a Crisis Response Center to aid those in need of help. for those in need to either educate themselves about mental health issues or for those seeking help.... Read more»