Positive factors may lessen the likelihood of youth violence victimization or perpetration

  • Positive social orientation
  • connectedness to family or adults outside the family
  • Ability to discuss problems with parents
  • Parental/family use of constructive strategies for coping with problems
  • Possession of affective relationships with those at school that are strong, close and pro-socially oriented

Protective factors buffer individuals from suicidal thoughts and behavior

  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical and substance abuse disorders
  • Easy access to a variety of clinical interventions and support hor help seeking
  • Family and community support (connectedness)
  • Skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and nonviolent ways of handling disputes

Supporting someone in recovery

  • Say you want to help
  • Discuss how you can help
  • Be available
  • Learn more about recovery
  • Give honest feedback
  • Encourage responsibility

Community Resources

Free 24/7 Crisis Line

(877) 756-4090


If you are having an emotional crisis or know someone who is at risk of physical harm, hurting themselves, or someone else, call the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline immediately.

Here are some warning signs:

  • Hopelessness; feeling like there’s no way out
  • Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, mood swings
  • Feeling like there is no reason to live
  • Rage or anger
  • Engaging in risky activities without thinking
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from family and friends

Call 911 if:

  • You are concerned about harming or hurting yourself or someone else
  • Thinking about killing yourself, or looking for ways to take your life
  • Talking about death, dying, or suicide
  • You or someone else has overdosed

Crisis Services May Include

  • Crisis Intervention Phone services, including a toll-free number, are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention services, available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • 24-hour Crisis Observation/Stabilization services, including detoxification services; and as funding allows, up to 72 hours of additional crisis stabilization; and substance use-related crisis services, including follow-up services for stabilization.

For additional information regarding regional crisis services

Yavapai County Behavioral Health Directory

Yavapai Resources for Those with Dementia

Yavapai Teen Resource Book

Supportive Resources

#Yavapai StrongerTogether


Yavapai Area Resource Guide

Domestic Violence Support Resources

Avoid isolation – call the Warm Line or join others for a virtual lunch

School Lunches, Family Meals & Food Banks

Resources to support individuals, families and businesses during COVID-19: Arizona Together

Mental Health America Information and Resources

Children, Youth & Family Resources

A Guide for Working (from Home) Parents

Testing Sites in Yavapai County

Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date information, resources & support.

Referral Agency Directory

Yavapai County is rich with resources to address Prevention, Treatment and Recovery needs for individuals seeking mental health and/or substance abuse support.

Our Referral Agency Directory will allow you to search for service to meet your needs as well as download or email service agency information.

Start Your Recovery

Is someone you love recovering from substance misuse?


Learn more about addiction, how to spot the signs of addiction, the different types of treatment options available and find the help you need to maintain sobriety.


Find Naloxone in Arizona

Naloxone is an important tool in preventing overdose fatality and people who use opioids as well as friends and family members should have access to it.
For more information or to receive your own kit, please contact Sonoran Prevention Works, 928-514-0523 located on 154 E Merritt Street, or click the button below to visit their website


Perhaps you know someone with a serious mental health disorder who is not willing or is not able to get the help they need. There is a legal process in which the court can order a mental health evaluation and treatment.  Arizona law provides a means to obtain an involuntary mental health evaluation, involuntary treatment as well as emergency hospitalization for a psychiatric evaluation.  Many people are involved in the process including the petitioner, medical professionals, legal professionals, family, and community members.  While voluntary treatment is always preferred, and the rights of the patient need to be protected, the ultimate goal is to provide the necessary medical help so the person can live a healthy life.

Pronghorn Psychiatry is the contracted evaluator for Yavapai County.  Additional information regarding the petitioning and evaluation process can be obtained by contacting (928) 583-7799.  The petition application can be accessed here.

The Administrative Office of the Courts has a detailed description of the Title 36 process found here.

Get In Touch

Location: 255 E. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

Telephone: (928)554-8820

Email: Beya.Thayer@yavapaiaz.gov