October 10, 2019, Screening of AZPM’s “Not Broken”

Arizona Public Media, in conjunction with University of Arizona Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), is hosting a free screening of an original AZPM documentary, Not Broken, on Thursday, October 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Gallagher Theatre, 1303 E University Blvd., Tucson , 85719. This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring participants from the film.

Not Broken is a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful one-hour documentary about the lives of seven young people who have mental illnesses, told in their own brave words. To highlight that mental illness affects all of us, these stories represent a spectrum of different experiences. Some of the participants are youth of color, some identify as LGBTQ, some have survived sexual abuse, poverty, bullying—and all are fighting to live their dreams despite their mental health challenges.

6:00 p.m. – Doors Open
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Film Screening
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019

Click here to read The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019, a report on non-partisan research sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona that examines the ability for families across Arizona to meet basic needs. It goes beyond federal poverty guidelines to show an accurate picture of what Arizona families need to survive without assistance. The report provides a detailed county-by-county breakdown of the income that families of 70 different configurations need to make ends meet in all 15 Arizona counties. It also documents the degree to which public support enables families to meet their basic needs while moving toward self-sufficiency.

Moving from Idea to Initiative

Please click here to read a new Blog post from Exponent Philanthropy’s website that is based on a presentation John Amoroso and Christina Rossetti gave at their annual conference in 2018.

Online Toolkit for People with New Diagnosis of Cancer

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine announces a new program for patients and their caregivers: CanHEAL: Cancer Health Empowerment Assistance, and Learning. This online toolkit, created with generous support from the Scheidel Foundation, is for people with a new diagnosis of cancer. It will guide patients and their families to learn about integrative care, point them toward useful resources, and suggest ways to discuss integrative medicine with healthcare professionals. Click here to visit the website.

Gun Violence and Mental Illness

Two segments of the August 8, 2019, broadcast of Arizona Spotlight on Arizona Public Media featured interviews with the Director of Epicenter and interim Director of grantee partner NAMI Southern Arizona on the connections people make between gun violence and mental illness. Click here to listen.

AZPM “Not Broken”

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and AZPM has scheduled Not Broken for May 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm on PBS 6, and on June 1 at 1:00 pm
on PLUS .

USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

Stacy L. Smith, Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC Annenberg, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s first-ever list of Agents of Change; the only academic included on the list. Click here to view the article.