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Today, we’re joined by Matthew Moody, President of Mental Health America of Arizona, an education and advocacy organization with chapters nationwide. With a background as a licensed counselor in Arizona, Moody brings extensive experience in mental health, having previously served at one of the largest suicide prevention hotlines. He has also collaborated with law enforcement agencies in both the United States and Canada, assisting them in understanding how to effectively engage with crisis lines to ensure appropriate responses to emergency calls.

Join us to explore:

  • Moody’s firsthand insights from handling over 30,000 calls on one of the largest suicide prevention hotlines, focusing on key aspects of de-escalation and creating a supportive environment over the phone
  • The nuanced definition of a mental health “crisis”
  • The pervasive stigma surrounding schizophrenia and psychosis and its profound impact on the ability to seek and receive the necessary support
  • Strategies for communicating with individuals who are in the midst of psychosis
  • The diverse spectrum of auditory hallucinations experienced by individuals with schizophrenia, ranging from mundane sounds to distressing voices

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a glimpse of what it means to work on the frontlines of mental health advocacy and crisis intervention.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 988 – an alternative to 911 for mental health emergencies.

Learn more about support groups at Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness.

For more information on Moody’s organization, visit SEEDS Conference | mysite (