Education & Support

Community Education & Support Are Nearby

Banner Health provides mental health education and support to the communities we serve. We host support groups for those who suffer with substance abuse, loss, mental health crises and other conditions.

What Behavioral Health Support Systems Are Available?

If you or a family member needs support to deal with a mental health problem, Banner Health’s behavioral health specialists are ready to help.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center offers open meetings for families who deal with alcoholism.

The Dottie Kissinger Bereavement Camp for Children is a free community program to help children cope with the loss of a loved one. Learn more

Banner Hospice offers educational programs and support for people experiencing loss. Please check our Events Calendar for more information.

The Pavilion and Crisis Response Center (CRC) at the Banner – University Medical Center South offers care for patients in the middle of mental health or substance abuse crises.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital offers support groups for people grieving the loss of a loved one and for adults who are Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL).

Community Partners, Inc. offers outpatient behavioral health services for all ages with a focus on substance abuse and life-adjustment issues.

Banner Academy, Tempe, Arizona, is for emotionally fragile 4th through 12th graders who are diagnosed with:

  • Developmental problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Autism-spectrum disorders

Learn more about Banner Academy.

Suicide can devastate families. If you or a loved one shows any of these signs, it may be time to get help:

  • Serious depression that interferes with typical daily activity
  • Significant changes in appetite or weight
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Increased fatigue or decreased energy
  • Feeling of worthlessness or excessive guilt
  • Hopelessness, helplessness
  • Statements about wanting to die
  • Increased difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Preoccupation with death or dying
  • Sudden appearance of peace after expressing feelings of suicide
  • Unpredictable or severe mood swings
  • New or increased substance abuse

If you are concerned, please call the Banner Appointment Line at (602) 254-4357 or (800) 254-4357.

Tucson campus: (520) 626-6254

South campus: (520) 874-7500

For an immediate emergency, please call 911.