Mental Health

A silhouette of a head shape with a gear symbol inside

Increasing access, building resiliency, and saving lives

Now more than ever, mental health matters. Even before COVID-19 caused a sharp spike in stress, anxiety, and depression, more than 13.5% of adults in Arizona struggled with frequent mental distress. That percentage places our state 28th in the nation for frequent mental distress. Arizona is 38th for lives lost to suicide and 42nd in the U.S. for access to mental healthcare.*

As the need for mental health support continues to rise, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement is taking action. We invest in expanding statewide resources, reducing stigma about mental health, and connecting people to care that promotes positive mental health and saves lives.

Protecting the well-being of Arizonans depends on talking more about mental health and supporting one another. We encourage everyone to join in the conversation.

*Source: America’s Health Rankings 2021 Report

Featured grant projects

These grant stories showcase the impact made possible through funding that supports programs and applied research. The Foundation will continue to support change making projects like these.

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

School district expands mindfulness program to mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences on students.

read more


Health navigation services for people who are unhoused and underserved reduce barriers to care.

read more

Together, we can mobilize health in Arizona.

Be the first to know about Foundation news and grant opportunities by joining our community.