Play the video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Science for Tuesday, July 16:

The second day of the five-day special report [Getting By: Living Between the Poverty Lines](, which explores issues pertaining to poverty in Pima County.

VICIOUS CYCLE OF MENTAL HEALTH & POVERTY: Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that serious mental illness is most prevalent among those with the lowest income levels, and it’s a leading cause of homelessness as well. HOPE is a local outpatient treatment center, hoping to change the statistics.

MENTAL CARE VIA SATELLITE: With telemedicine and telepsychiatry, patients would be able to access psychiatrists and psychologists, miles away, via satellite. The service would benefit those living in rural areas that don't have access to mental health care facilities.

MOBILE DENTAL PROGRAM: The United Community Health Center's, Pima County, alongside other organizations, initiated the mobil dental program. The program, which runs from an RV, brings a dentist's office to people, living in low income areas, who can't afford the time of the cost of traveling to Tucson for dental care.

UA'S MOBILE CLINIC: Access to health care is a major problem for Pima County residents living at or below the poverty line. The Mobile Health Program, part of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA's College of Medicine, brings medical care to those who are unable to afford and access it.

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