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Suicide hotline offers young people hope and a chance to talk with peers

The small office building, nestled just off the road near a medical office and appliance store, looks more like a house where a quiet family might live. The only signs of activity are the cars in the small parking lot out front. Most passersby likely have no idea what goes on behind the dark purple

COVID-19

Arizona Long-Term Care Facilities Look To Resume Safe Visitations

On July 28, Governor Doug Ducey announced the establishment of the Task Force On Long-Term Care. The task force was assigned to develop recommendations and metrics on how and when visitation within long-term care facilities can be safely resumed and what steps facilities can take before then to help residents and their loved ones maintain

Legal Beat

More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

More than 1,600 incarcerated children across the country have tested positive for COVID-19 as of mid-August, leaving experts and youth advocates raising questions whether authorities are prepared to handle this and future public health crises. Joshua Rovner, a lead researcher for the Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy center, is tracking the number of reported

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Catholic Charities Virtual Counseling Is Available for Domestic Violence Victims

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing individuals and families to stay home, victims of domestic violence face even greater risk of injury and the associated impact of depression and anxiety. To address the challenge, Catholic Charities is providing individual virtual counseling as well as forming low-cost, small, virtual support groups of 10 or fewer to assist

COVID-19

Health officials report increases in drug overdoses, suicides during COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and isolation continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many states across the country are reporting an increase in reported drug overdoses and suicides, including Arizona. The Arizona Department of Health Services has observed an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug overdose during the COVID-19 epidemic, according to Dr. Cara Christ, the

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