The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) provides technical assistance in project management and implementation as well as conducting advocacy and policy initiatives. The DFCM is focused on whole health through the lifespan including behavioral health. The DFCM has two nationally award winning programs: the Workforce Development Program which trains peer mentors with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use and Camp Wellness, recognized by SAMHSA as an exemplary health and wellness program for individuals with serious mental illness.

The University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) is the evaluator for Help & Hope for YOUth.  Claudia Powell, M.Ed., Associate Director for SIROW and her associates develop tools, surveys and data collection procedures, evaluate process and outcome objectives and provide regular status reports to the Alliance.  SIROW has extensive experience in evaluating youth and mental health initiatives and programs.   

Text, Talk, Act is an innovative text messaging platform that engages young people in conversation about stigma and mental health.

Alta Consulting assists with training on collective impact and facilitation of meetings.

Arizona Public Media provides the documentary Not Broken for use in schools and other community settings  

Godwin Marketing Consulting assists with recruitment and retention of Alliance members, fundraising and communications planning and implementation.  

NAMI Southern Arizona is the lead agency, and trains coordinators and presenters to provide the stigma-reduction program Ending the Silence in schools and youth-serving organizations. 

NAMI Southeastern Arizona provides Ending the Silence to schools in Cochise County.  

Funding for Help & Hope for YOUth is provided by:

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation

A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Block Grant administered by Arizona Complete Health


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