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Join us on our mission to connect every Arizona service member, veteran and family member to support and resources.

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What is the
Ecosystem of Support?

The Ecosystem is people, organizations and communities and is here to support all service members, veterans, their families and helpers.

Be Connected focuses on all of the social determinants of health, by connecting service members, veterans & family members to support and resources.
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We deliver services and support through our unified, statewide, interconnected partner network, enabling us to maximize our collective impact.
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Helpers play a key role in engaging and connecting people and families to the resources and support they need, when they need it.
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We’re here for all service members and veterans—regardless of branch, component, length/era of service and discharge status.
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Our upstream approach means support is available across the stress levels, with a goal of earlier intervention.
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Be Connected offers resources throughout the military life cycle, from the start of service to separation and beyond.
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Every family member matters to Be Connected and our team is here for you with support and connection to resources.
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As your needs change and evolve throughout your life, Be Connected is here for you. Reach out to our team today for personalized support.
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ALL WHO HAVE SERVED

Be Connected and the Ecosystem are here for every service member, veteran & family member. No matter your life situation, area of interest or need, we are here to connect you!

COMMUNITY HELPERS

No matter your role or location, you can make a difference in the lives of service members, veterans & their families. We are here for you with support, training and information!

ORGANIZATIONS

Connected public and private sector organizations are essential to provide the best care and support and connection possible to all who have served. We are here for you!

Check out our blog for updates on news and events!

Suicide Mortality Review Team

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve access to mental healthcare in Arizona, especially for youth and the uninsured. The law was named for 15-year-old Jake Machovsky who died by suicide in 2016 after his insurance company denied a request for mental health treatment. One aspect of the new law resulted in the creation of a Suicide Mortality Review Team.

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Success Stories September 2022

Read the real stories of how the Be Connected Support Line team has helped Arizona veterans thrive.

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Consumer Participation on Scientific Review Panels

In March 2020, in an effort to reduce suicide rates among Arizonans, Governor Ducey signed into law a measure, known as Jake’s law, to improve access to mental healthcare in Arizona, especially for youth and the uninsured. The law was named for 15-year-old Jake Machovsky who died by suicide in 2016 after his insurance company denied a request for mental health treatment. One aspect of the new law resulted in the creation of a Suicide Mortality Review Team.

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Upstream Approach to Suicide Prevention

Our upstream approach means we seek to connect with people “upstream” before an issue or problem worsens into a crisis that can lead to suicide. We work to tackle the issues today so that they don’t turn into life-threatening situations that can cause people to think of suicide as an option.

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13 Years of Sharing Arizona’s Innovation

This August marks 13 years since the founding of the Arizona Coalition for Military Families! Continuing in our tradition of showcasing Arizona’s innovation, an Arizona team traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in an Innovations Conference for the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

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Community Partnership in Action: Support Service Dogs

September is National Service Dog Month, so we thought it was a perfect time to share this amazing story of how the Be Connected program was able to make a community connection that benefitted veterans and their service dogs.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 07
07 October 2022

Healing of Memories: A Retreat Exclusively for Veterans Created by Fr. Michael Lapsley October 7 - 9, 2022 All veterans are welcome and there is no cost for this event. The Healing of Memories Retreat is a response to the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds inflicted by war, human rights abuses and other traumatic circumstances, …

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Oct 08
08 October 2022
2100 North Gemini Road, 2100 North Gemini Road
Flagstaff, 86004 United States

The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services is pleased to bring the 2022 Arizona Military/Veteran Women's Experience to Flagstaff! Come join your fellow women Veterans and service members for a NO-COST day of: raffles, interactive activities, veteran benefits, resources, networking & much more. For more detail & to register, visit https://bit.ly/FlagstaffMVWE

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Special thanks to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family for their partnership and support.

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