Along with everyone else, I was shocked to learn the news of the deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade, and storyteller, foodie and world traveler, Anthony Bourdain. Within two days, two lives lost.
Because of their enormous talent and success, they became part of our culture, and many of us felt as though we knew them. May they be remembered for their contributions while with us, not for the way they left us.  Barbara

#BeThe1To help someone in crisis.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
The Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers across the country. The counselors at these centers answer all Lifeline calls. 1-800-273-8255.

Local Resources:

  • LaFrontera/EmpactCrisis Hotline   (480) 784-1500 or (800) 273-8255
  • Teen Lifeline  ​(602) 248-TEEN (8336) or 1-800-248-TEEN

Arizona Department of Health Services
Suicide/Crisis Hot Lines by County

1-800-631-1214/602-222-9444 (Maricopa)
1-800-796-6762 or 520-622-6000 (Pima)
1-866-495-6735  (Graham, Greenlee, Cochise, and Santa Cruz)
1-800-259-3449  (Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities)
1-866-495-6735 (Yuma, LaPaz, Pinal and Gila)
1-877-756-4090 (Mohave, Coconino, Apache, Navajo and Yavapai)