RISE Awards!

2015-04-29_14-26-27Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care hosted the first annual RISE Awards at the Parsons Center for Health and Wellness in Phoenix, Arizona this morning to celebrate Resilience, Innovation, Service and Empowerment in the transformation of the behavioral healthcare system.

There was a time not too long ago that many professionals in behavioral health kept their work in the closet, or hung their heads low. Read more

Moving Forward by Looking Backward in Arizona

shutterstock_238886422 (1)Prior to 1981 and the Arnold vs. Sarn class-action lawsuit, Arizona had a backwards approach in regards to mental health services for individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The state ranked 52nd in per capita funding for mental health services (behind the other 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia), and every other state in the nation except Arizona participated in the federal Medicaid program. Read more