Resources & Referrals

Although AFSP is not able to recommend individual therapists, the following sources may help you find a local mental health professional:

  • Ask your doctor for a recommendation
  • Contact the departments of psychiatry, psychology, or social work at your local university or hospital
  • Use the American Psychological Association’s locator service at locator.apa.org or 1-800-964-2000.
  • Contact The American Psychiatric Association’s referral service at apa@psych.org or call 1-888-357-7924 and press 0 to speak with a customer service representative
  • Contact the National Association of Social Workers’ referral service at naswdc.org or helppro.com/HP/BasicSearch.aspx
  • If you are a veteran, contact Veterans Affairs at mentalhealth.va.gov/gethelp.asp
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration maintains lists of therapists as well as treatment centers at store.samhsa.gov/mhlocator
  • For low-cost options, visit the Mental Health America website at nmha.org/go/help or call 1-800-969-6642
  • If you have insurance coverage, you can contact your insurance carrier for in-network referrals
  • If you attend a suicide bereavement support group, you could ask the facilitator and/or other group members for recommendations
  • Speak with your local school guidance department
  • Google “Depression Research Center” together with the name of your city or local university

“Finding a Mental Health Professional: A Personal Guide,” created by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and available at dbsalliance.org/pdfs/finding.pdf, contains useful guidance about questions to ask prospective therapists. Bear in mind that not every therapist will necessarily be the right fit for you, so trust your instinct. If it doesn’t feel right after one or two appointments discuss your concerns, and if they are not addressed consider trying someone else.

For suicide bereavement supports groups in your area, click here.

Crisis Hotlines:

  • 800-SUICIDE     HopeLine Suicide Hotline
  • 800-273-8255   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 866-488-7386   LGBTQ Crisis Hotline
  • 877-565-8860   Trans Lifeline
  • 800-248-8336   Teen Lifeline
  • 800-631-1314   Maricopa County
  • 800-796-6762   Pima County
  • 800-259-3449   Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities
  • 866-495-6735   Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties
  • 877-756-4090   Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Yavapai Counties

Arizona Community Resources:

Arizona Department of Health Services - Behavioral Health Services  www.azdhs.gov/bhs/

Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority - (877) 923-1400 www.narbha.org

Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care - Central Arizona - (800) 564-5465      www.mercymaricopa.org

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition - Statewide                                 www.azspc.org

Community Partnership of Southern Arizona - (800) 771-9889       www.cpsaarizona.org

CODAC Behavioral Health Services - Tucson - (520) 327-4505              www.codac.org

Mental Health America Arizona - Statewide - (480) 982-5305             www.mhaarizona.org

The Merritt Center of Arizona - Payson, AZ - (928) 474-4268     www.merrittcenter.org

Catholic Charities Arizona - Statewide - (855) 316-2229      www.catholiccharitiesaz.org

Arizona Department of Economic Security - Statewide                         www.azdes.gov

WHAM Art Association - Surprise - (623) 584-8311                                 www.wham-art.org

Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship - Phoenix - (480) 262-3434  www.envisiontherapy.org

Arizona Art Alliance - Tempe - (602) 870-7610                           www.azartalliance.com

EMPACT La Frontera - Maricopa County - (480) 784-1500      www.lafronteraarizona.org

Teen Lifeline - Statewide - (800) 248-8336                                 www.teenlifeline.org

Crisis Response Network - Central AZ - (602) 222-9444             www.crisisnetwork.org

Crisis Response Network - Southern AZ - (520) 622-6000            www.crisisnetwork.org

John C Lincoln Health Network - Marley House - (602) 331-5792                www.jcl.com

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital - Phoenix - (480) 448-7500     www.bannerhealth.com

Aurora Behavioral Health - Phoenix - (623) 344-4400                  www.aurorabehavioral.com

St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center - Phoenix - (602) 251-8535    www.stlukesbehavioralhealth.com

Jewish Family & Children's Service - Phoenix - (602) 685-6000                 www.jfcsaz.org

Terros - Phoenix - (602) 685-6000                                                   www.terros.org

Southwest Behavioral Health - Statewide - (602) 265-8338            www.sbhservices.org

Palo Verde Behavioral Health - Tucson - (520) 322-2888             www.paloverdebh.com

Cenpatico - Statewide - (866) 495-6738                                  www.cenpaticoaz.com

Arizona Military/Veteran Resources:

The Merritt Center of Arizona - Payson  - (928) 474-4268  www.merrittcenter.org

Soldier's Best Friend - Glendale  - (623) 218-6486  www.soldiersbestfriend.org

Well-Being is Natural for Veterans - Glendale - (480) 550-0512  www.wellbeingisnatural.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars Arizona - Statewide - (480) 941-5258           www.vfwaz.org

American Legion Arizona - Statewide - (602) 264-7706                     www.azlegion.org

Disabled American Veterans - Statewide - (602) 678-0333                  www.azdav.com

The Warrior Heart Magazine for Military / Veterans www.ARJMarinePoet.org/Magazine

Pat Tillman's Veteran Center - Tempe - (480) 965-7723  www.veterans.asu.edu

Veteran's Upward Bound @ ASU - Tempe - (480) 965-1290  www.eoss.asu.edu/trio/vub

Veteran's Transportation Inc - Glendale -(623) 322-0053  www.vettrans.shutterfly.com

Arizona StandDown Alliance- Statewide - arizonastanddown@gmail.comwww.arizonastanddown.org

Catholic Charities Arizona - Statewide - (855) 316-2229  www.catholiccharitiesaz.org

Military/Veteran Resource Network - National - (602) 753-8802  www.militaryveteranresourcenetwork.org

United States Veteran Initiative - Phoenix - (602) 305-8585  www.usvetsinc.org

Arizona Department of Economic Security - Statewide                         www.azdes.gov

Arizona Department of Veteran Services - Statewide - (800) 827-1000  www.dvs.az.gov

Red Cross – Grand Canyon Region - Statewide - (602) 336-6660  www.redcross.org/find-help 

Arizona Coalition for Military Families - Statewide - info@arizonacoalition.org www.arizonacoalition.org

Cutrano AZ Troop Run - Phoenix - (602) 577-9798  www.cutranoaztrooprun.org 

Vet Work Force (Free Resumes) - Phoenix - (602) 803-5157  www.vetworkforce.org

Envision Therapeutic Horsemanship - Phoenix - (480) 262-3434  www.envisiontherapy.org

WHAM Art Association - Surprise - (623) 584-8311                                   www.wham-art.org

Arizona Art Alliance - Tempe - (602) 870-7610                           www.azartalliance.com

Native American Resources:

Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services - (928) 729-4466  www.nndoh.org

Pascua Yaqui Behavioral Health Programs - (520) 883-5000             www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov

Native American Connections - Phoenix - (602) 254-3247           www.nativeconnections.org

Indian Health Service - Behavioral Health - Statewide - (301) 443-2038       www.ihs.gov

White Mountain Apache Behavioral Health Authority - (928) 338-4811    www.wmabhs.org

Gila River Regional Behavioral Health Authority - (888) 484-8526 x7100     www.gilariverrbha.org

Colorado Indian Tribes Department of BHS - (928) 669-3256                        www.crit-nsn.gov

Ft. Defiance Indian Hospital - (928) 729-8500                                      www.fdihb.org

Hopi Behavioral Health Services - (928) 737-6301                                      www.hopi-nsn.gov

Hualapai Health Education Wellness - (928) 769-2207                              www.hualapai-nsn.gov

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community BHS - (480) 362-5700            www.srpmic-nsn.gov

San Carlos Apache Tribe Wellness Center - (928) 475-4875        www.scatwellness.com

Tohono O'odham Nation Health & Human Services - (520) 383-6165          www.tonation-nsn.gov

Yavapai – Apache Nation Behavioral Health Program - (928) 567-2168      www.yavapai-apache.org

Cocopah Indian Tribe - (928) 627-2161                                       www.cocopah.com

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Indian Health Center - (928) 346-4679     www.mojaveindiantribe.com

Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation Community Health - (480) 789-7866            www.fmyn.org