Brown Bag Seminar Celebrating Black History Month

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Ebony House, 1616 E. Indian School Rd., Ste. 100, Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa is celebrating Black History Month (February) and honoring our members and partners with a special brown bag presentation.

You can join us and guest speaker, Dr. E. Douglas Brown for a seminar: "The Mental Health Journey in the African-American Community." Dr. Brown is the Clinical Director at Ebony House, has been with the agency for over 17 years and has extensive experience in the behavioral health field.

Come celebrate with us, and don’t forget your lunch.

Space is limited. Sign up by Monday, February 22 to Teresa Peña at 602-453-8078 or

View the Black History Month brown bag seminar flyer.



Healthy Living Expo: A Focus on Heart Disease

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Auditoriums A & B, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West

Stop by for this no-cost event that will feature screenings, educational exhibits, including:

  • Heart failure screening
  • Height, weight, BMI and blood pressure
  • Banner Del E. Webb Family Pharmacy
  • Hands-only CPR
  • Fall prevention analysis
  • Exercise physiologist
  • COPD education
  • Ask the Expert

There will be light refreshments, raffles and giveaways. Registration is recommended. You can register for any of the lectures below by visiting Banner Health's Health Living Expo page or calling 602-230-2273.

Healthy Living Expo Lectures

  • Diabetes and Heart Disease
    10–10:45 a.m. Cindy Penaranda, Registered Dietician II
  • A-Fib: What does this mean to you? 
    11–11:45 a.m. A.Tareq Khawaja, MD, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: Exercise for the Heart
    12–12:30 p.m. Marina Frate, Exercise Physiologist
  • Dash Diet
    12:45–1:30 p.m. Sun Health Center for Health and Wellbeing


Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Educational Clinic for Faith Leaders & Families

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Sovereign Grace Church, 1280 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert

Join Gilbert Mayor John Lewis for an educational clinic, “Inspiring Confidence, Hope and Compassion for Families!” The presentation is on behavioral health and substance abuse community resources. A Q & A panel will follow the session.  Continental breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m. Presentations: 9-11 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Or, you can click here to register through Eventbrite.

Young People in Recovery Kickoff Event

Time: 12:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2121 S. Rural Rd., Tempe

Join Young People in Recovery (YPR) for their kickoff event. The event is open to the community to bring together recovery professionals, organizations, young people currently in recovery, family members, and other stakeholders who are committed to helping young adults find and maintain their recovery from addiction.

The event will include information on YPR, recovery speakers, and an open discussion to plan the future of the Arizona Chapter.

Get more information and sign up for the event.



Glitz and Glamour: A Swingin' Soiree

Time: 6:30 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Camelback Inn Spa and Resort, 5402 E. Lincoln Dr.,Scottsdale

An evening of 1920's revelry to benefit the children of Child Crisis Arizona. Purchase tickets or get more information.

NAMI Education Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale

Insights and strategies on working with children and youth with challenging behaviors from Dr. Brad Reedy. For more information, call Kelsey at (602) 559-9237.

Fruits and Vegetables Fiesta

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Pueblo del Sol School, 3439 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix

You're invited to our health fair assembly full of fun. Join us and you'll receive a free bag of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The event at Pueblo del Sol is sponsored by Mercy Maricopa, Mercy Care, P1Kids and the Isaac School District. Transportation will be provided. Just find your school from the list below for pick-up times. To be picked up by the school bus, kids and families must be at their school by the times shown.

  • 7:30 a.m. -- Esperanza Elementary School, 3025 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
  • 7:45 a.m. -- Mitchell Elementary School, 1700 N. 41st Ave., Phoenix
  • 8 a.m. -- Alta E. Butler Elementary School, 3843 W. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix
  • 8 a.m. -- Joseph Zito Elementary School, 4525 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix
  • 8:15 a.m. -- Moya Elementary School, 406 N. 41st Ave., Phoenix
  • 8:15 a.m. -- P.T. Coe Elementary School, 3801 W. Roanoke, Phoenix

Adult System of Care (ASOC) Community Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 316, Phoenix

Get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. No cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16.

Get Psyched!

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Meadows Intensive Outpatient Facility, 10888 N. 70th St., Scottsdale

The Arizona Psychological Association and The Meadows are hosting a mixer and panel discussion on how mental health professionals and community agencies can collaborate. The interactive discussion will focus on who providers may refer clients to for management of varying needs, including crisis intervention, volunteer opportunities, and quality of life services. Panelists are Shelly Uram, MD (psychiatrist); Mary Delaney, PhD (psychologist); Mark Rohde, PhD (psychologist); and Richard Herbig, Ph.D. (clinical social work/therapist). Dan Schulte, PhD will serve as moderator for the lively exchange. There will be light refreshments and snacks, networking with mental health leaders and representatives from organizations and fun giveaways.

You can register on the Association's Eventbrite page. For more information, email Elicia Nademin at



1st Annual Autism Expo

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 200

The Autism Expo presented by the Arizona Autism Coalition is for families to connect with local service providers, supports and resources in Arizona. There's no cost to attend. There will be door prizes for attendees provided by vendors and sponsors, an event directory with provider and vendor listings and informative workshops available each hour beginning at 10 a.m.

Click here for more information about the event or to register.


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