NAMI-SOUTHERN AZ's Education Committee and Board Members screened MINDS ON THE EDGE on August 10, 2009. A representative from the Tucson Police Department's Behavioral Science Unit and a reporter from the "Tucson Weekly", the local newspaper, attended the event which attracted about 15-20 people.
Behavioral Health of Tempe held a large screening event with speakers in conjunction with the October 2009 premiere broadcast of MINDS ON THE EDGE.
NAMI-ARIZONA hosted two viewings of MINDS ON THE EDGE on October 19, 2009 at the Disability Empowerment Center Conference Theater in Phoenix. The first started at noon and second at 6:00 p.m. with discussions following both viewings.
NAMI-SOUTHEASTERN AZ hosted a public screening and discussion group at the local university featuring resource tables and a panel discussion.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Acting Deputy Director Laura K. Nelson, M.D. hosted three MINDS ON THE EDGE screenings in November and December 2009 and February 2010. The events took place at Arizona State University's downtown campus in Tempe, under the program Recovery WORKS. The programs offered 1.5 continuing education credits and were also available as a webinar. Each event was followed by a panel discussion. Participants included the director of ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, the chief medical officer of Arizona's Division of Behavioral Health Services, and a representative from the Phoenix Police Department's Crisis Intervention Training Program.
Breaking the Silence: Mental Illness and the Family
Do you have a family member suffering from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or other serious
mental illness? Do you know where to find help? Do you think enough support is available?
Dr. Laura K. Nelson, acting Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services' Division of Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP), presents a screening and discussion of the eye-opening public television program
MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness
Michael S. Shafer, Ph.D., Director, CABHP Dr. Rodgers Wilson, DBHS Chief Medical Officer Amy Sather,
DBHS Office of Individual & Family Affairs
Monday, November 30th - 4 to 5:30 p.m. ASU's Innovations Auditorium at Nursing and Health
Innovation, Building 2 (500 N. Third Street)
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Sarah Henley at DBHS. Earn 1.5 free continuing education
Also available on the Web via iLinc to the first 50 participants/sites Primary Dial-In: 1.866.751.5725 -
Passcode: *6582788* Prepare Your PC for iLinc here.
Funding for MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance
public understanding of science and technology in the modern world. Additional Funding for outreach initiatives
provided by the van Ameringen Foundation.