To build support and eliminate the stigma for individuals and families challenged by mental health issues through education, outreach, advocacy, community conversations and support services.
A safe, healthy, inclusive community where all individuals and families challenged by mental health conditions are living full and rewarding lives.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month – please see our event calendar for related events.
September is Suicide Awareness Month – please see our event calendar for related events.
Background of the Founding of The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley:
MHCVV was formed as a result of a statewide conversation on mental health issues that took place in Sedona, AZ in September 2013. At the end of the evening, several residents and health professionals decided to come together as a steering committee to further discuss needs, resources and possible actions to address mental health issues in our local communities. The group has met monthly since September 2013. The MHCVV is a non-profit organization that is entirely managed by volunteers. The MHCVV is committed to providing a list of resources in the Verde Valley, researching model programs to help establish goals for our area particularly including mental health and criminal justice collaborations, organizing conversations on Mental Health Issues, bringing together faith communities as resources to help raise awareness in the community, developing a portfolio of stories to make the issues real to our communities, helping families caring for people with mental health issues, and helping to expand participation in the Mental Health First Aid programs that already exist. The Coalition believes that the better informed our community is, the more we can help our neighbors obtain the services they require and speak with one voice to advocate for the needs of our local communities.