Arizona State Hospital

Family Support/Education Group

Welcome to our new Family Support/Education Group Website. This new group designed specifically for family and friends of our current patients had its first support/education group June 13, 2013. The groups will be held the second Thursday of every month from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on the civil campus of the Arizona State Hospital.

Please browse this website for the list of future topics presented by hospital staff and our partners in the community, educational handouts, and links to community resources. We welcome your feedback and contact us if needed at If you can’t attend the group in person, we welcome your participation telephonically and have included the conference call information.

Contact the coordinator of this group:

Laura Kandel, director of Social Services at the Arizona State Hospital
or contact Family Support

Call-In Information

Phone number: 1-877-820-7831
Passcode: 686736
Directions: Dial the phone number above, when prompted enter the passcode to join the conference call.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

  • Anxiety - January 8, 2015

Group Meetings

The Next Step – A Community Organization

Mission Statement: The Next Step is a community organization which endeavors to create and encourage clear and respectful communication between the Arizona State Hospital (AzSH) and the family and friends of the patients who live at AzSH and those under AzSH’s jurisdiction.

Contact: Iris Philbin