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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
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)
- National Prevention Week, May 20-26, 2012
- Early Identification and Referral Form (EIRF) - If you are a trained gatekeeper or reporting data for a hospital, please fill out the Early Identification and Referral Form.
- FDA has launched a new website with educational resources on tobacco regulation: www.fda.gov/BreakTheChain
- The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conference "Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings" - April 22-23, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM