Mental Health

Disclaimer: Although we believe in the power of professional help, you are responsible for selecting the provider or treatment. PXU cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers.

It's okay to ask for help

It can be scary and confusing to experience mental health symptoms, especially as a teen or a young adult. Understand that having a mental health condition isn't your or your family's fault. Mental health conditions are actually common among teens and young adults. Did you know that 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age 24. That’s why telling your parent, school counselor, teacher, or another trusted adult is so important... and a sign of strength. It can be hard to know what to say. Practice and maybe start with something like, “I’m not feeling right and I think I may need some help or someone to talk to.” The sooner you do, the better.


Crisis services are available to any Arizona resident, regardless of health insurance coverage. If you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please call one of these national or local crisis lines:

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

National 24-Hour Crisis Hotlines

24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year

  • Maricopa County Crisis Response Network

1 (800) 631-1314 or (602) 222-9444



  • Mercy Care: Maricopa County Regional Behavioral Health Authority

Call (800)564-5465

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Online Chat

  • Crisis Text Line

Text the word "HOME" to 741741

  • Teen Life Line phone or text

(602) 248-TEEN (8336)

  • The Trevor Project

Text the word "TREVOR" to 1 (202) 304-1200

  • Trans Lifeline

Call: 875-565-8860


  • National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline

1 (800) 950-NAMI

Text the work "NAMI" TO 741741

Disclaimer: Although we believe in the power of professional help, you are responsible for selecting the provider or treatment. PHX cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers.


Suicide warning signs include:

Talking about suicide – Any talk about suicide, dying, or self-harm, such as “I wish I hadn’t been born,” “If I see you again…” and “I’d be better off dead.”

Seeking out lethal means – Seeking access to guns, pills, knives, or other objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

Preoccupation with death – Unusual focus on death, dying, or violence. Writing poems or stories about death.

No hope for the future – Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and being trapped (“There’s no way out”). Belief that things will never get better or change.

Self-loathing, self-hatred – Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, shame, and self-hatred. Feeling like a burden (“Everyone would be better off without me”).

Getting affairs in order – Making out a will. Giving away prized possessions. Making arrangements for family members.

Saying goodbye – Unusual or unexpected visits or calls to family and friends. Saying goodbye to people as if they won’t be seen again.

Withdrawing from others – Withdrawing from friends and family. Increasing social isolation. Desire to be left alone.

Self-destructive behavior – Increased alcohol or drug use, reckless driving, unsafe sex. Taking unnecessary risks as if they have a “death wish.”

Sudden sense of calm – A sudden sense of calm and happiness after being extremely depressed can mean that the person has made a decision to attempt suicide.

Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers & Petition Information -24 hrs - 7 days a Week

Connections AZ (UPC)

1201 S. 7th Ave. Ste. 150 Phoenix, AZ 85007


Community Psychiatric Emergency Center (CBI)

358 E Javalina Ave Mesa, AZ 85210


Recovery International (RI)

11361 N. 99th Ave. Ste. 402 Peoria, AZ 85345


Psychiatric Hospitals

Open 24/7 Patient Services

2728 N. 24th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85008


Aurora East & West

24/7 Patient Services Helpline

Main: (877) 870-7012

Aurora West Aurora East

6015 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302 6350 S. Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283

Main: (623) 344-4400 Main: (480) 345-5400

Oasis Behavioral Hospital

2190 N Grace Blvd, Chandler, Arizona 85225

(877) 795-2504

St. Luke's Behavioral Hospital

1800 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 251-8535

Quail Run Behavioral Hospital

2545 W. Quail Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

24-hour assistance: (602) 455-5694

General information: (602) 455-5700

Toll-free: (844) 772-7771

Banner Behavioral Health

7575 E. Earll Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(602)839-2020 Intake

(480)448-7600 (Walk-in Clinic)

Destiny Springs Healthcare

17300 N. Dysart Rd, Surprise, AZ 85378


Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

5555 W Thuderbird Rd. Glendale, AZ 85306


Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

1111 E. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85006


(877) 779-2470

First Episode Psychosis (FEP)

Provides individuals experiencing psychosis with early intervention and relapse prevention services, which give individuals the tools to live resilient lives.