Mental Health

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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 14% of adults in Arizona struggled with frequent mental distress. That percentage places our state 36th in the nation for frequent mental distress. Arizona is 39th for lives lost to suicide and 47th 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: American’s Health Rankings 2020 Report

Featured grant projects

These grant stories showcase the impact made possible by funding from BCBSAZ through Mobilize AZ. 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.

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Elaine

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

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Together, we can mobilize health in Arizona.

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