Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Show
Recovery Empowerment Network is proud to present Stand Up For Mental Health Comedy Show featuring David Granirer, award-winning counselor and standup comic; and the Stand Up For Mental Health Class 2013 that includes two MY LIFE youth members. The show will take place Wednesday, May 29, at Stand Up Live (50 West Jefferson St., Phoenix). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. View the flyer for more information or purchase your tickets at http://rencomedy.brownpapertickets.com.
Magellan and Partners Gear up for Mental Health Awareness Month
National Mental Health Awareness Month (May), Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (May 5-11) and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 9) are upon us and Magellan and its partners have joined forces once again to educate people about mental health and reduce social stigma through the One in Four campaign. The campaign includes a information and educational website, OneinFour.info, and a series of events that take place throughout Maricopa County during the month of May:
Women and depression, by Shawn Thiele, MSW, Magellan of Arizona Deputy CEO
Mental illness is a physical ailment we should all care about, by Shareh Ghani, MD, Magellan of Arizona Chief Medical Officer
KJZZ’s StoryCorps Phoenix Project Records the Stories of Everyday People, Members
KJZZ’s StoryCorps Phoenix project records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress. Among the 100 conversations of Valley listeners recently recorded was that of member Daniel Abril and his aunt Gloria. To hear a section of their conversation, click HERE.
Community Council Meetings
Each month, Magellan hosts two community council meetings in order to get input from behavioral health recipients, family members, clinicians, advocates, and others in the community. One community council is focused on the adult system of care and the other community council is focused on the children's system of care. Senior staff from Magellan will be in attendance in order to hear input, recommendations, learn about any barriers to service and brainstorm solutions for overcoming those barriers. If you have any questions about the community councils, please e-mail CommunityCouncils@MagellanHealth.com.
Adult System of Care Community Council
The Adult System of Care Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Magellan of Arizona's Cottonwood Community Room (4801 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034).
Child and Family Advisory Partnership
The Child and Family Advisory Partnership meets the last Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Involvement Center's Training Center (1430 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month (Every Year in May)
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and Magellan takes the opportunity to educate our community and reduce stigma. Mental illness strikes one in four adults. That statistics equates for nearly 60 million Americans who experience a mental health issue during given year. Yet because of its stigma, many people go untreated. In Maricopa County, Magellan of Arizona serves over 80,000 adults and children who are effected by mental illness. Did you know that number equates to a sold-out crowd at ASU's Sun Devil Stadium with 10,000 people left to tailgate outside? Among these people, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Mental illness is the third leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 24. More than 90% of those who die by suicide, the 11th leading cause of death in America, have a diagnosable mental disorder.
Each year in May, to help reduce stigma and encourage people to connect with recovery resources, Magellan of Arizona, partners with behavioral health provider partners, peer and family run organizations and community advocacy groups to reverse this trend and share our members' positive stories of recovery. During the month, Magellan and its partners host several events to reduce stigma and educate the community-at-large about mental illness.
Celebrating National Recovery Month (Every Year in September)
Each year, while schools across Arizona are preparing for back-to-school projects or fall activities in September, Magellan of Arizona, partners with its behavioral health providers, peer and family run organizations, and community advocacy groups to educate the public too. But its subject isn't math, science or English. Rather, Magellan focuses on recovery and what it means to people challenged by mental illness or substance abuse issues and their family members.
Celebrated each September, National Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Each year during the month of September, Magellan and its mental health partners, host a series of events and public outreach opportunities to focus on recovery and emphasize the importance of collaboration in continuing the positive transformation of central Arizona's behavioral health system.
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