Giving a helping hand to individuals and families struggling against serious mental illness in our community.
Community partnerships. P82 Project Restoration works on addressing gaps in treatment and care for individuals with significant mental illness, 4% of the population (NIMH). We have a special emphasis, but not limited to, individuals who have Anosognosia, or lack of insight. It is estimated that 50% of individuals who have Schizophrenia and 40% of people with Bipolar disorder have some form of Anosognosia. This is the group likely not to be welcomed into community services as they require a greater deal of resources and support. Through continued education and partnerships, we are working to support and enhance ongoing community leadership efforts to create a continuum of care that promotes life with dignity for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Housing has been identified as a significant need in this continuum and we are striving toward innovative solutions.
- Advocacy support. Often, families and individuals find themselves in difficult straits due to the challenging symptoms of serious mental illness. Navigating Arizona's mental health system can seem, at times, as if you are trying to land a 747 airliner in the middle of the night without an air traffic controller or runway lights to guide you. If you are experiencing a crisis situation (that is non-life threatening) you can call Crisis Response Network at 602-222-9444. If you need assistance with navigating Arizona's Behavioral Health Services, please use our contact form and a volunteer will reach out to you within 24 hours. In the mean time you can go here to view our basic advocacy road map for families in Arizona and here to view our cheat sheet for services in Maricopa County, including information about Court Ordered Treatment.
Crisis Care Team training for faith groups. Unlike church Security response teams which consist of trained personnel, who are qualified to deal with various emergency situations, CCT's are designed to come along side of families and individuals. This can occur after an emergency incident or through awareness of a need within the church (request by family, pastor, etc.). Crisis Care Teams do not require legal certification but will be trained to recognize or respond to a need and then connect families with the appropriate legally certified specialists. CCT's will also be trained to compassionately assist with reintegration back into a church community. Click here for more information.
- Prayer support. Each month we are in contact with people in need of critical, but scarce, services and housing. One of the ways we can tangibly help is to pray. If you are in need of prayer, please fill out our contact form with your request. We will pass this on to our P82 Prayer Team. You need only give as much information as you are comfortable. There is no need for specifics, as we respect your privacy.
- Opening a home. More information coming soon...
- We are Christians.
- We want to help. Our motivation for serving is simply a response to the grace and mercy that has been shown to us through the gospel. "And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." ~ Ephesians 5:2
- We do not discriminate. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
- We believe all human beings are made in the image of God and worthy of respect: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." ~ Genesis 1:27.
- We believe serious mental illness is a disease, not a definition. Every person has value and purpose.
- We advocate. As Christ followers we are called to speak up on behalf of the destitute. "Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute." ~ Proverbs 31:8
- We don't believe in quick fixes. Some individuals will require ongoing support and long-term housing.
- We are committed to going the distance in seeking solutions, "Give justice to the weak and fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute." ~ Psalm 82:3
- We are not a substitute for medical treatment.
- We respect and value assisting people in their own medical decisions.
- We want to help get the right treatment to the right individual. The compassionate use of Assisted Outpatient Treatment is an import tool for a small percentage of individuals who have significant mental illness with Anosognosia. We support families through this difficult process.