Events

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: West Valley Child Crisis Center, 18001 N. 79th Ave., Ste. C56, Glendale

Join Mercy Maricopa to learn about the behavioral health services available to children and youth in foster and adoptive care. Foster, adoptive, kinship and group home caregivers are welcome. Dinner and Spanish interpreter provided. No cost to attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of class. For questions or to register, contact Lisa Lucchesi at 602-414-7575 or email lucchesil@mercymaricopa.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Support Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. More info here.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join Mercy Maricopa and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Arizona Healthy Communities Conference

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa

The Arizona Housing Alliance's Arizona Healthy Communities conference will bring together almost 400 community development practitioners, planners, affordable housing developers, non-profits, government and elected officials and health care professionals from all regions of Arizona. The conference will feature interactive sessions where attendees will learn new narratives that stress the centrality of equity, new skills that bridge gaps by place and race, and new approaches to creating and sustaining healthy communities. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Arizona Healthy Communities Conference website.

13th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Conference

Time: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm
Location: ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale

This conference brings behavioral/integrative health workers together to learn more about best practices and policies in the care of diverse populations and ways to address health disparities. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Cesar Chavez Conference website

Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence: Intervention and Advocacy

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Prescott Police Dept., 222 S. Marina St., Prescott

This 2-hour training is for advocates, health care providers, law enforcement and others working with survivors of sexual violence. Registration is required. For more details, visit the event website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children on the Autism Spectrum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

The Sprout Film Festival

Time: 9:30 am – :
Location: Pollack Tempe Cinemas, 1825 E Elliot Rd, Tempe

The Sprout Film Festival is a celebration of films about and by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The festival’s selection of films all showcase the hopes and dreams of people with disabilities, the challenges they face, and their unique perspectives on life. Screenings throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the advocacy programs of The Arc of Arizona + Chandler/Gilbert Arc. For more details, visit the Arc Arizona website.

World Autism Day

Time: 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Location:

Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. To learn more about autism and World Autism Awareness Day, visit Autism Speaks.

NAMI Education Meeting

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

A modern youth perspective on mental illness. NAMI representatives will show presentations from EVIT HOSA high school that provide insight into what it is like to be a teenager in the world of mental illness. No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI ArizonaNAMI Valley of the Sun, NAMI’s national site or call 480-481-0559.

GRACE Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Join others just like you on the first and third Tuesday of every month. (Not January). You can share experiences, make lifelong connections, and find the network of support you have been looking for. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email  pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

A support group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids. Provides resources, ideas, support and education. Limited child watch and dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: An overview

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Mercy Maricopa Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, 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.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Understanding & Implementing the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Elements Event Center, Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Learn more about the future of national tribal behavioral health. Registration is required. No cost to attend. For more information, visit the ACOIHC website.

AZ American Indian Behavioral Health Forum IV Follow-up Symposium

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Elements Event Center, Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Tribal Unity During a Time of Transition: Finding Solutions. Registration and fees are required. For more information or to register, visit the ACOIHC website.

Mercy Maricopa Refugee 101 - Brown Bag Seminar

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Recovery Empowerment Network, Community Room, 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix

This meeting is meant for providers only and will better equip those who intend to work with refugee populations. It will also give an introduction to Arizona’s Response to the World’s Refugee Crisis, including the definition of a refugee, the resettlement process and an overview on how the refugee experience impacts mental and physical health. Presenters will also touch on other trainings, such as Refugee Behavioral Health 101, Survivors of Torture and War and Using Interpreters Effectively with Refugees. You will have the opportunity to invite the presenters to bring their trainings to your location. For questions or to register, email culturalcompetency@mercymaricopa.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide Tempe SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: EMPACT-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central, Phoenix

The mission of the coalition is to reduce the number of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated, through prevention, intervention and treatment. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact David's Hope at info@davidshopeaz.org, 602-774-4382.

Kickball Tournament of Hope

Time: 9:00 am – :
Location: Kiwanis Park, Tempe

Come out and cheer on you're favorite team. RI International, Terros Health, Partners in Recovery (PIR), Marc Community Resources, CHEEERS, New Leaf, Stand Together and Recover (S.T.A.R.) Recovery Empowerment Network (REN), Hope Lives, Lifewell Behavioral Wellness, Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) and Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) will each have teams. The games end when the last two teams go head to head. Times vary.

They Were Asking For It: Transforming Rape Culture and Ending Victim Blame

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Pinal County Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal St., Rm 101, Florence

This 3-hour training examines the socioculture context of sexual violence in the media. Registration is required. Visit the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website for more information.

March of Dimes Walk - March for Babies

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washignton St., Phoenix

Join the March for Babies and help provide a fighting chance for every baby. Registration is required. For more information, visit the March of Dimes website.

Smoke Alarm Walk

Time: 8:00 am – :
Location: Charles Harris Elementary School, 2252 N. 55th Ave., Phoenix

Join a team and go door-to-door in the neighborhood surrounding Charles Harris Elementary offering to replace smoke alarm batteries or replacing the alarm. This is a great way to get exercise and you just may save a life.

Walk in the Park

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Discovery Park, 2214 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert

All proceeds benefit Chandler Christian Community Center programs designed to help individuals move from crisis and poverty to stability. Registration is required. For more information, visit the Walk in the Park event website.

Superhero Race

Time: 7:00 am – :
Location: North Soccer Field, Kiwanis Park, 5299 S. Ash Ave., Tempe

Voices for CASA Children ask you to don your capes and join them for the 4th Annual Superhero Race. 5K/1K/Kids Dash will benefit 12,000 local abused or neglected children in Maricopa County. Registration is required. Costumes encouraged.

Parent Support Group (Spanish Speaking)

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: JFCS, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix

Attend in person or by conference call. Please call 480-784-1514, ext 2750 to confirm meeting date/time or for more information. Also, for more information, visit AzSPC.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply. For more information, email info@azpeerandfamily.org. You can also visit the Arizona Peer and Family website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Southwest Network, Chandler Office, 3140 N. Arizona Ave., Ste. 113, Chandler

Join Mercy Maricopa to learn about the behavioral health services available to children and youth in foster and adoptive care. Foster, adoptive, kinship and group home caregivers are welcome. Dinner and Spanish interpreter provided. No cost to attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of class. For questions or to register, contact Lisa Lucchesi at 602-414-7575 or email lucchesil@mercymaricopa.org.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen SOS Support Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

Got a community event you'd like us to include in our listing? Just email the details and/or flyer to alonzom@mercymaricopa.org. Get them to us early.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek SOS Support Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley SOS Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: AASK, 2320 N. 20th St., Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Mental Health & Behavior Sciences Conference & Career Expo

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Glendale Community College, Main Campus, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale

This event is open to the public and will include: Health talks, inspiring life stories, over 50 behavioral health provider agency booths, resume building and interview workshops, mental health professional presenations (CEUs), wellness activities and live entertainment. No cost to attend. For more information, visit the Glendale Community College event website.

Monument Quilt

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe

The Monument Quilt, a national art project to support survivors of rape and sexual violence, will be displaying over 1500 of their personal stories in Arizona. For more information, visit the Southwest Indigenous Women's Coalition website.

Crisis Management for Family Members

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 924 N. Country Club Dr., Training Room 1, Mesa

Are you a family member who often faces crisis behavior and situations? This meeting provides four hours of training on how to prevent possible future crisis situations through positive redirection and verbal intervention. Training provided by Marc Community Resources. To register, or for more information, contact Dawn McReynolds at 480-244-8110 or dawn.mcreynolds@marccr.com.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training Series: Children with Alcohol-related Neurological Diseases

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Rise Services, 4554 E. Inverness Ave., Mesa

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley SOS Support Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Community Treasure Hunt - Paying it forward

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: 212 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix

Join Recovery Empowerment Network for their second annual treasure hunt to support peer and family services. All recipients of T19 and NT19 are eligible to participate. You will receive a guide map to various treasures and snacks to keep you fueled during your adventure as you explore resources and services. Every case manager who brings a service recipient will receive a chance to win a door prize. For information, contact Dora Brown at dbrown@renaz.org or 602-388-7253.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join Mercy Maricopa and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale SOS Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm. 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa SOS Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, please visit the Empact Survivors of Suicide website.

8th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair (TWO-DAY EVENT)

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Ability360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Phoenix

Friday, April 28, 12 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A two-day health fair offering education, health screenings. Open to consumers, families and healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. No cost to attend. You can contact David Carey at 602-443-0723, or davidc@ability360.org for more information.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Phoenix Family Advocacy Center, 2120 N. Central Ave., 2nd Floor, Phoenix

This 3-hour training focuses on efforts to create social change in our communities through prevention. Registration is required. For more information, visit the AZ Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website.

Wickenburg Health Fair

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 811 N. Tegner St., Ste. 113, Wickenburg

Spring into good health! Adelante Healthcare will be providing health and dental screenings and vaccinations.

NAMI Education Meeting

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

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training: Complex Trauma

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Canyon State Academy, 20061 E. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

GRACE Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Are you a grandparent or relative raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Join others just like you on the first and third Tuesday of every month (NOT JANUARY). You can share experiences, make lifelong connections, and find the network of support you have been looking for. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email  pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

 

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

A support group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids. Provides resources, ideas, support and education. Limited child watch and dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

 

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, Conference Rm., 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Mercy Maricopa Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, Phoenix

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

Cultural Competency Conference

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Verna McClain Wellness Center, Roosevelt Conference Room, 1030 E. Baseline Rd., Phoenix

Providers and support organizations -- join the AHCCCS Cultural Competency Coalition and share best practices to create a culture of inclusion and respect for our diverese member population and your patients. Networking, sharing resources, lively discussion, prizes and giveaways. Lunch is included. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: 14250 W. Statler Plaza, Ste. 101, Surprise

ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping prevent suicide.  This is a 2-day event (May 3 & 4). Attendance is required both days. No cost to attend, but registration is required. Community members can sign up on EventBrite and Mercy Maricopa providers can sign up through their Relias portal.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital/Abrazo Healthcare, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Tempe

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central, Phoenix

The mission of the Coalition is to reduce the numbers of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated through prevention, intervention and treatment. Meetings are open to the public. To learn more, contact David's Hope, Mental Health Criminal Justice Advocacy, info@davidshopeaz.org, 602.774.4382 or visit the David's Hope website.

Parent Support Group, Spanish-speaking

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served. Call 602-288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org for more information.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply. For more information, email info@azpeerandfamily.org. You can also visit the Arizona Peer and Family website.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: JFCS, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix

For survivors, professionals and supporters. Attend in person or by conference call. Please call (480) 784-1514, ext 2750 to confirm meeting date/time or for more information. For more information, visit the AZSPC website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training: Complex Trauma

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15810 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive St., Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Room 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Meeting the Needs of Survivors Living with Mental Health Challenges

Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Location: Winslow Chamber of Commerce, 523 W. 2nd St., Winslow

Organized by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, this 3-hour training will discuss multiple types of mental illness and the emotional, physical and psychological impact they have on survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Event is no cost, but registration is required. For more information, visit the ACESDV event website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Family Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join Mercy Maricopa to learn about the behavioral health services available to children and youth in foster and adoptive care. Foster, adoptive, kinship and group home caregivers are welcome. Dinner and Spanish interpreter provided. No cost to attend. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of class. For questions or to register, email contact Lisa Lucchesi at 602-414-7575 or email lucchesil@mercymaricopa.org.

Symposium: Families Breaking Through the Wall of Addiction

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 924 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa

Join Marc Community Resources and learn more about substance use and mental illness from a family member's perspective. Also, find out more about resources available to you. Registration is required. Contact Dawn McReynolds at dawn.mcreynolds@marccr.com or Cheryl Calvert at cheryl.calvert@marccr.com.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, Conference Rm., 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

All community members are welcome. Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. Confirm the meeting date/time at info@azmhac.org. Visit the Mental Health Awareness Coalition website for more information.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital.Abrazo Healthcare, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Tempe

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Crisis Engagement Collaboration for Family Members

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 924 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa

Join Marc Community Resources for a 4-hour training on how to help prevent future crisis situations through positive redirection and verbal intervention. Registration is required. Contact Dawn McReynolds at dawn.mcreynolds@marccr.com or Cheryl Calvert at cheryl.calvert@marccr.com.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive St., Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Training: Complex Trauma

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Mercy Maricopa training designed to give foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. An interpreter is available. No child watch is provided. No cost to attend. Certificates of attendance for two credit hours will be provided. To sign up, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org or call 602-414-7575.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Room 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

2017 Mental Health America of Arizona SEEDS Conference

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Glendale Community College, Glendale

Join together with individuals and family members living with mental illness, health care providers and other mental health partners in public safety, education and faith communities, in discussing the early detection and prevention of mental illness. Former NFL great, Mark McMillian is the keynote speaker. For more information, visit the Mental Health America of Arizona website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Meeting

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join Mercy Maricopa and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Tempe Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Tempe Office, 618 S. Madison Dr., Tempe

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Arizona Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coalition Meeting

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central, Phoenix

The mission of the Coalition is to reduce the numbers of those with mental disorders and addictions who are incarcerated through prevention, intervention and treatment. Meetings are open to the public. To learn more, contact David's Hope, Mental Health Criminal Justice Advocacy, info@davidshopeaz.org, 602.774.4382 or visit the David's Hope website.

NAMI Education Meeting

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

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

GRACE Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served. Call 602-288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org for more information.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

A support group for parents of children with developmental/intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and/or autism spectrum disorders ... and their kids. Provides resources, ideas, support and education. Limited child watch and dinner provided. Spanish translation available. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, Conference Rm., 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Mercy Maricopa Adult Care Community Meeting

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, Phoenix

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

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital/Abrazo Healthcare, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Parent Support Group, Spanish Speaking

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Connect with other Spanish-speaking parents raising children with behavioral healthcare needs. Limited child watch; light meal served. Call 602-288-0155 or pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org for more information.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1-626-425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply. For more information, email info@azpeerandfamily.org. You can also visit the Arizona Peer and Family website.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Jewish Family and Children's Services, 2033 N. 7th St., Phoenix

For survivors, professionals and supporters. Attend in person or by conference call. Please call (480) 784-1514, ext 2750 to confirm meeting date/time or for more information. For more information, visit the AZSPC website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Laveen Group

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: District 6 Service Center, Conference Rm., 10050 St. Johns Rd., Laveen

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

All community members are welcome. Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. Confirm the meeting date/time at info@azmhac.org. Visit the Mental Health Awareness Coalition website for more information.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Paradise Valley Group

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Paradise Valley Hospital/Abrazo Healthcare, 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Queen Creek Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Amadeo Church, 21805 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - East Mesa Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Red Mountain Multigenerational Center, 7550 E. Adobe Rd., Mesa

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more information, visit the Empact website.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - West Valley Group

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Empact-SPC Glendale Office, 4425 W. Olive, Ste. 194, Glendale

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Community Forum

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join Mercy Maricopa and get connected to the support you need to raise a child with emotional, physical and/or behavioral health needs. Get your service questions and concerns answers. Share your ideas and suggestions on how to improve the children's system of care. Learn about what's happening in the behavioral health community. Talk directly with service providers. Enjoy dinner and meet other families. Spanish interpretation and child watch provided. No cost to attend. Dinner and networking, 5:30 to 6 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Call 602-288-0155 to pre-register.

Empact Survivors of Suicide - Phoenix/Scottsdale Group

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Prince of Peace Church, 3641 N. 56th St., Rm 11 or 12, Phoenix

These are groups for family members and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. While we focus on the grief and coping relating to losing a loved one, this is not a recovery group for those who have attempted suicide themselves. There is no fee, but donations are welcomed. The groups do not provide a “quick fix” for grief. Grief is something that each individual has to work through. The group provides a safe place for survivors. For more details, visit the Empact website.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Edward Jones Training Facility, 8333 S. River Pkwy., Room 101 & 102, Tempe

ASIST is for any person in a position of trust who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping prevent suicide.  This is a 2-day event (June 29 & 30). Attendance is required both days. No cost to attend, but registration is required. Community members can sign up on EventBrite and Mercy Maricopa providers can sign up through their Relias portal. NOTE: Business casual dress requested by host facility.