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Division of Behavioral Health Services

Office of Prevention

The Office of Prevention provides tools, resources and technical support to promote the resiliency and prevention of behavioral health/substance abuse disorders in our communities. Our goal is to empower communities to make healthy choices.
Our office staff works cooperatively with community groups to:

  • Collaborate with Arizona’s prevention workforce, including the Tribal/Regional Behavioral Health Authorities, Government entities, local communities and other stakeholders on developing state wide prevention services
  • Strategically reduce substance abuse and suicide rates;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs

Prevention Services Manager: Lisa Shumaker (602) 364-4594

Crisis Hotlines:

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:

  • 1-800-SUICIDE – HopeLine Suicide Hotline (National)
  • 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (National)

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines by County:

  • 480-784-1500 (Maricopa County)
  • 1-800-769-6762 or 520-622-6000 (Pima County)
  • 1-800-586-9161 (Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties)
  • 1-800-259-3449 (Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities)
  • 1-866-495-6735 (Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal and Gila Counties)
  • 1-877-756-4090 (Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Apache Counties)

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