SW Health Dean Medical Group: Local Advocacy Organizations

SW Biomedical Research LLC is a private clinical research site that conducts psychiatric clinical trials in Tucson, Arizona.

Below you will find several advocacy organizations in your area. Please feel free to reach out if you need support, education or want to get involved as an advocate for yourself and community. You will soon have the opportunity to participate in Project RockSTARR and have a donation made in your honor to one of organizations below. If you want to know more about Project RockSTARR, please go HERE.


SW Local Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Southern Arizona is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI has hundreds of affiliates in all 50 states. We are a non-profit, grassroots organization providing no-cost advocacy, education, and support to all those affected by mental illnesses. Since 1983, NAMI of Southern Arizona has been helping individuals with mental illness and their families. Many of our programs, services and literature are also available in Spanish.

NAMI Southern Arizona
6122 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85711-5229
Phone: (520) 622-5582
Email: namisa@namisa.org
www.NAMIsa.org


MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Mental Health America of Arizona (MHA AZ), promotes the mental health and well-being for all Arizonans through education, advocacy and the shaping of public policy. We do so by developing, empowering, informing and activating a network of people, healthcare providers and business alliances interested in advocating for sound public mental health policy in Arizona.

Mental Health America of Arizona
5110 N 40th Street, Suite 201
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone (602) 576-4828
http://www.mhaarizona.org


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

What makes us unique is the fact that we are peer based and lead. What this means is that all of our meetings and all of our leaders are members or caring friends and family of members.

DBSA Tucson provides peer “support groups” for those with “Mood Disorders” including Depression, Bipolar 1 & 2, and Anxiety. We welcome anyone with mood disorders, and their friends and/or family as well. Our meetings are free of charge and are open to anyone. No reservations required. We offer a safe place to get support, build self-esteem, and become more educated about our disorders.

Peer support means no one is a Professional: all members & group facilitator’s fight mental illness, or are caring for someone with mental illness. We are not therapists or counselors.

DBSA Tucson
2802 E District St.
Tucson, AZ 85714
Tel: 520-271-7805
Email: board@dbsatucson.org
http://www.dbsatucson.org/


This list only includes those advocacy organizations that The STARR Coalition is affiliated with.  If you know of other advocacy organizations that could be included in this list, please contact us at starrcert@thestarr.org.  Thank you!