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Division of Behavioral Health Services
Tucson Tragedy Support Line and Related Resources
The incident in Tucson has shocked and saddened all of us at ADHS. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. Watch a message from Dr. Laura Nelson or read the video transcript.
The Division of Behavioral Health Services is working closely with our Bureau of Emergency Preparedness, other areas within AHDS, and our Regional Behavioral Health Authorities to coordinate statewide response efforts. Important resources that are available include:
- For residents within Pima County: Tucson Tragedy Support Line 520-284-3517
- For residents outside of Pima County: 1-800-203-CARES or 1-800-203-2273
Both of these resources are available to Arizonans who have mental health questions or need support during this difficult time.
In addition, CPSA's website has a tremendous variety of online resources you may find helpful. SAMHSA too offers many resources and particularly a factsheet on Understanding Mental Illness. You can also visit our Stigma Reduction page for resources to help fight stigma.
If you are concerned about the mental health of someone, you can help. Early detection and intervention can make a big difference, just like it does for high blood pressure, diabetes, and other medical illness. ADHS/DBHS has developed a helpful resource for Arizonans to better understand how to respond.