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.
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