Resources for Family Members

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) administers Medicaid funding in Arizona. To see if you qualify for medical assistance through AHCCCS, apply here. You can also download and print an application here. 

The Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute offers insights and advice on common concerns and tips for facing challenges many families share.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The National Institute of Mental Health has many resources include a fact sheet on diagnosis and treatment for children with mental health disorders.  NIMH offers answers for the questions families have about suicide in this fact sheet.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers local support groups  and online support groups  for family members and friends of people with mental health disorders.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website has a Find Support section for families and caregivers  with guidance on what to do during a crisis, how to best support recovery, and taking care of your own mental health.

Healthy Children

HealthyChildren.org from the American Academy Pediatrics  provides information for parents, including Ten Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers mental health resources and information at MentalHealth.gov, including tips on how to talk to children about mental health.

Youth Mental Health Project

The Youth Mental Health Project is a grassroots organization that educates and supports families and communities so they can support the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health of youth.

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