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2018 Mental Health Awareness Fair

Our annual Mental Health Awareness events are free and open to the general public. This year, we extend a cordial invitation to our First Responders (Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Responders, Mental Health Crisis/Trauma Responders, Counselors, etc.). To honor their service and dedication, our conferences and activities are specially designed to help First Responders better cope with the stressful demands of keeping our community safe. This event will offer three components: 1. Mental Health Career Fair, 2. Mental Health Resource Fair, and 3. Mental Health Conferences.

  • Free 20 minute Chair Massage
  • Free Mental Health Screening (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Free Integrated Fitness & Wellness Screenings (e.g., Muscular Endurance, Waist to Hip Ratio, Resting Heart Rate, etc.)
  • Free Autism Screening
  • Free BMI Screening
  • Free Blood Pressure Test
  • Free A1c Test
  • Free ECG Monitoring Demonstrations
  • Free EEG Brain-Based Games
  • Free Guided Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
  • Free Mental Health Resources
  • Learn Bleeding Control Techniques
  • Learn Hands Only CPR
  • Apply for a Career in Healthcare and Mental Healthcare
  • Deress for Success: Women's Mobile Boutique Professional Career Center
  • Live Music: Latino Rebel Band
  • More

Mental Health Career and Resource Fair

The Mental Health Career Fair is an opportunity for community members and students to apply at reputable behavioral health, social service or healthcare provider agencies, and network with local organizations who provide mental health services. Onsite Job Interviews, Dress to Impress!

The Mental Health Resource Fair will provide mental health awareness and education with interactive resource booths, including mental health screening (i.e., depression, anxiety, distress), biofeedback, mindfulness meditation, ECG Monitoring Demos, bio-dots, mental health checklist, stress management techniques, and trivia games. Save a Life: Learn Bleeding Control Techniques and Hands-Only CPR.

RSVP for Prizes and giveaways!

Free Lunch for the first 250 RSVPs

Please join us for this year's Mental Health Career and Resource Fair:

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Glendale Community College

The Mental Health Career and Resource Fair is a free event open to the general public. No registration is required, however, a chance to win gift prizes will be provided to those who RSVP by April 14, 2018. RSVP for the Career and Resource Fair.

Mental Health Conferences

The annual Mental Health Conferences will provide mental health awareness and education to residents of Maricopa County. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Approved Foster Parent Training. Download full conference descriptions.

Presentations and Interactive Workshops CEUs Offered Times
Professional Resiliency & Compassion Fatigue Prevention
Presented by Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey
2.5 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Emotional Intelligence for Public Safety and other First Responders
Presented by Victor Escoto (Retired Phoenix Police Detective)
1 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Trauma-Informed Ethics
Presented by Dr. James Wilson
1.15 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Stress Management, Self-Care and Burnout Prevention Among First Responders and Criminal Justice Professionals
Presented by Dr. William D. Beverly & Officer Geneva Saucedo
1 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
The Crisis System and You: How the Crisis System has Been Designed to Support First Responders
Presented by Matthew Moody
1 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
30-minute Experiential Mindfulness Meditation - Six Sessions
Presented by Jin-Hua Dana Jiang, Karim Moabi, Andrew Henry, Mauren Fennell, Mia Hernandez, Dr. Marlena Gonzales-Babaldon, and Dr. Fernando Romero.
N/A (see signup for times)

Conference Space is limited. Register to reserve your seat for the Mental Health ConferenceThis event is free and open to the general public.

Apply to host a Career/Resource booth. (Not Available) 

We are no longer accepting applications for career/hiring and resource booths as we have reached our maximum capacity. Please keep us in mind for next year's event!



Room: CCS 103
Phone: (623) 845-3212

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Mental Health Awareness Events are made possible by

GCC's Behavioral Health Sciences program

GCC's Public Safety Sciences department

GCC's Career Services

and the following partners and sponsors:


  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care/Mercy Care Plan

  • Chicanos Por La Causa

  • Crisis Response Network

  • Valle Del Sol


  • Grand Canyon University

  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care/Mercy Care Plan

  • Youth Development Institute

  • Centerpoint

  • RI International

  • Native American Connections, Inc.