Regional Behavioral Health Authority


White Mountain Apache


Call (928) 338-4811 or

Toll free (877) 336-4811 for help with

• Thoughts of suicide

• Thoughts of harming someone

• Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty

• Personal distress

• Feeling depressed, sad, or    hopeless

• Family violence, physical

• Drug or alcohol problems

• Concerns about a friend or loved

The mission of ABHS is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families who are residing on the Fort Apache Reservation and enrolled members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Services are available to Tribal members regardless of their state or federally funded status.

Our services are provided in a timely, respectful, compassionate manner. We seek community input to insure services are geared toward addressing problems specific to the White Mountain Apache Tribe. We are committed to the development of our staff and the development of our programs that are innovative and fiscally responsible to serve the White Mountain Apache Tribe both now and in the future.

A Commitment to Mental Health

• Advocacy and case management

• Traditional Healing

• Prevention

• Assessment evaluation and diagnosis

• Individual services planing

• Residential treatment

• Group Home treatment

• 24 hour crisis management

• Case confidentiality

• Vocational Rehabilitation referrals

• Transportation to treatment center



It takes one phone call to start the process

(928) 338-4811 or (877) 336-4811

Anyone who lives within the White Mountain Apache Community is eligible for services. The Regional Behavioral Health Authority also serves any registered tribal member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe who lives outside of the reservation needing assistance related to mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence or emotional problems.

In order to properly assess the situation and provide the help you are looking for, you must supply some essential information. In addition to describing the problem you are seeking help for, you may be asked about your behavioral heath history. Questions may involve any previous diagnosis, use of prescription drugs, ongoing treatment and health insurance coverage.

Always be prepared to supply guardianship information and identifying information if currently on AHCCCS, the State Medicaid Program.

How To Obtain Services


Understanding depression Does it hold you back from things you enjoy?

Depression is a serious medical condition that can take so much out of you. It can make you feel like you have to wind yourself up just to get through the day. Depression can make you feel sad, helpless, and uninterested in your favorite activities.

Depression is different than feeling sad or blue. Feelings of sadness go away with time, whereas depression can last for weeks, months, or even years.

The encouraging news is that depression can be treated.

What causes depression?

Although no single cause of depression has been identified, it appears that genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors may play a role. Scientists are actively seeking new knowledge in this area. Depression is not your fault. It’s not a personal weakness or a condition that you can just “snap out of” and feel better.

Who gets depression?

Depression is a common condition. An estimated 35 million U.S. adults have experienced depression at some point.






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