Teen Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges
Today’s younger generations face seemingly insurmountable odds – from the enduring impact of COVID-19 on their mental wellbeing to the increasing reliance on substance use. Join the National Council for its “Wellbeing Wednesday” virtual learning event as a panel of experts – including Chuck Ingoglia, president and CEO of the National Council – explore the intersection of teen mental health and substance use challenges.

FREE Resource Fair
hosted by Father Matters
Father Matters is hosting a third resource fair, Wednesday Sept 22nd from 10AM-1PM. Free resources will include: clothing, hygiene kits, diapers, children’s items, and household items. To ensure safety of all in attendance, Masks are required. Event will be held Wednesday, September 22nd at the Father Matters office, 3146 E Wier Ave, inside the Brooks Community School cafeteria.

PFCA Quarterly Listening Session
12-apm via Zoom
Peer & Family Career Academy is hosting its Quarterly Listening Session via webinar. Join is as student, trainer, or just interested individual! Free. Visit https://www.azpfca.org/ for more information or to sign up.

FREE Prevention and Screening for Prostate Health Webinar
1pm MST
This webinar addresses prostate cancer prevention and screening, as well as diagnosis and treatment. It will highlight who is at risk and what can be done proactively to protect the health of your prostate. Sign up at https://healthyazworksites.org/events/prevention-and-screening-for-prostate-health/.

Self Advocacy Solutions Self Advocates Conference
9am AZ time
Self Advocacy Solutions is proud to announce a FREE Inaugural Self Advocates Conference to be held virtually Saturday, September 25, 2021. The goal of the conference is to unite self advocates from across Arizona. Sign up at https://arizona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlfu-rrzkoGNTZnrBsonXml2umjeU06ORg.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Annual Awards Ceremony 7pm ET
Registration: Opens TUESDAY 9/22/21. Accommodations: ASL, Open Captioning and Audio Description will be available; please contact communications@bazelon.org with additional accessibility requests.

AHCCCS Monthly Community Policy meeting
Join NAMI Arizona and AHCCCS OIFA for the Monthly Community Policy meeting. These meetings provide the opportunity to learn about the AHCCCS Tribal Consultation/Public Comment process on AHCCCS Policy Review, open discussions and how to provide direct input into AHCCCS policies that are "Open for Comment." Meetings are held virtually on the 4th Monday of every month at 12 pm. Register at https://ahcccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdu-orz0vHtY2eTCjHDegVKqsFxAH0XUo.

AHCCCS Hot Topics: Suicide Prevention
30-minute webinar
Join AHCCCS and members of the community to discuss suicide prevention. Register at https://ahcccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F1Snn5XJRs6sLRzYeLTGvA.

Lunch and Learn: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Peer Family and Career Academy will host a presentation from Az Dep of Economic Security on the services offered by Vocational Rehabilitation as well as ways to access them! This is a FREE event. Funding for this program is provided by Arizona Complete Health. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-vocational-rehabilitation-tickets-170489873802.

VA Be Connected Community Mental Health Summit
8:30 - 11:30am
Please join the 2nd annual virtual summit focused on Arizona’s 500,000+ service members, veterans, their families and communities.The summit provides the opportunity to hear from VA and Be Connected leadership, learn about an array of topics focused on health and connect to what is happening statewide and regionally. Everyone with an interest in and concern about the mental health and wellness of our military, veteran and family population is invited to attend the event. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-va-community-mental-health-summit-tickets-166534923439.

2021 Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference
an In-Person Event! 8:30am-4:30pm
A comprehensive day of learning for Professionals, Parents/Family, Caregivers, Direct Care Providers, and Individuals with ASD, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities with sessions on Treatment, Provider & Agency Support, Education, Legal & Medical topics! Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. For more information or to register, visit https://arizonaautismcoalition.wildapricot.org/event-4414230

Autism & I/DD Conference
Desert Willow Conference Center
A comprehensive day of learning for Professionals, Parents/Family, Caregivers, Direct Care Providers, and Individuals with ASD, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities with sessions on Treatment, Provider & Agency Support, Education, Legal & Medical topics! Learn more at https://www.autismiddconference.com/.

Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit
A Brand New Event for Youth
Mental Health America and IDONTMIND, in partnership with Youtube, present Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit, a live free two-day event this November 5 and 6. The first of its kind, this event will give you a front-row seat to the stories behind some of the biggest movements in mental health and the tools you will need to be part of the change. Register at https://idontmind.com/ourfutureinmind?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=c2208d13-54a9-4633-bb37-6257ec588fdb.