Guide to Mental Health Professionals in Chandler, Arizona
Chandler in Maricopa County was named an All-American City by the National Civic League due to its dedication to the revitalization of its historic downtown. This heart of the city is the home to the award-winning Chandler City Hall and the Center for the Arts. It has had exponential growth since the 1990’s and is ranked one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country. Chandler is graced with near perfect weather year-round. The city’s residents enjoy 330 days of sunny weather and an average of 85 degrees in temperature. The city occupies 58.0 square miles according to the Census. The city is now limited to any type of expansion, except for a few county islands, due to the surrounding Gila River Indian Community.
Intel is a major employer in Chandler, providing over 11,000 jobs, and public schools are the 2nd largest employer. There were 236,123 people in 2010 according to the most recent U.S. Census and the median family income was $81,720. Chandler offers a low cost of living and a large amount of affordable housing. In March 2018, there was 3.6% of unemployment.
Arizona is experiencing a rampant rise in youth suicide and in children as young as the age of five. Arizona’s Child Fatality Review Program (CFR)’s 2016 report stated that the suicide rate for people under the age of 18 increased by 81% between the years of 2009 – 2015. More than 55% of these suicides occurred in Maricopa County. The Jason Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end youth suicide, states that 90% of those minors had experienced a mental health disorder and/or addiction issue with 60% who suffered from depression and many of them were not receiving any treatment. Professionals who work with students are seeing a decrease in healthy sleep patterns due to regular smartphone use and it is making an impact on their mental health. Social media is suspect as well, since students can no longer detach from bullying that occurs in school and now can continue even when they are at home. Adults are suffering, too. There were 266,894 inpatient hospitalizations for mental health issues in the state of Arizona in 2016.
There were 9118 divorces in Maricopa County in 2018. The U.S. rate was 3.6% in 2010 and the state of Arizona was at 3.5% in the same year.
There is an estimate of 259 psychologists, counselors, and social workers in Chandler and 52 treatment centers. There are approximately 35 psychiatrists.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts or self-harm, please contact one of the Crisis Centers listed below. Your safety is so important and there are people who care. Sometimes, we just need someone to listen and it helps tremendously to voice our concerns out loud to a compassionate human being.
It is not uncommon to experience depression or anxiety as least once in our lifetime. But there is hope and help. Our reason for this website and these resources is to help that first step of reaching out to be easier for you. Consider listing your symptoms and concerns, so that you have them ready and fresh in your mind before you make a call to a provider. Most therapists welcome a free consultation and conversation to be sure that you are a good fit in partnering together to help you heal.
Mercy Center offers crisis intervention, support, and referrals 24 hours per day / 7 days a year.
Teen Resources provides crisis intervention and counseling for teens.
Oasis Behavioral Health is an acute hospital and residential treatment center for children, teens, and adults.
Banner Health works with you and your loved ones with specialties in a large variety of mental health conditions. They provide inpatient and outpatient services for adults and teens. This hospital is located in Scottsdale, approximately 38 miles from Chandler.