Mental Health Resources
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
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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
National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline
1 (800) 950-NAMI
Text the work "NAMI" TO 741741
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.
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.
First Episode Psychosis (FEP)
Provides individuals experiencing psychosis with early intervention and relapse prevention services, which give individuals the tools to live resilient lives.