Division of Behavioral Health Services

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health: Everyone Has It!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A time to celebrate mental health awareness across the nation and to learn the importance of early detection and treatment of mental illness. This is also a time to honor ordinary and extraordinary people challenged by mental illness. Take part and help spread the word that recovery is more than hope—it is a reality!


Did you know that 1 in 4 Arizonans have a diagnosable mental illness? Did you know that mental health is part of your whole health? Learn more and attend some of the events listed below.

Mental Health Panel Discussion

Dr. Laura Nelson, Deputy Director of the ADHS Division of Behavioral Health Services, leads a panel discussion to kick-off Mental Health Awareness Month in Arizona.