News & Events

Family Stress Management: The Key to a Successful School Year

North Phoenix Family Article; Phoenix, AZ

The new-school-year thrills and captivates both children and parents alike. The kids are equipped with new backpacks, sharpened pencils, fresh notebooks and the anticipation of what the year will bring. And for parents, well, a moment of silence is more valuable than gold. However, once the excitement fades, the routine can eventually lead to stress.

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Dr. Bob Bohanske Earns Award for Advocacy

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Bob Bohanske, SB&H Chief of Clinical Services/Clinical Training, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy. Presented by the American Psychological Association, the Karl F. Heiser Award honors those psychologists who have given voluntarily of their time to define the discipline of psychology statutorily by state and federal laws and regulations through advocacy.

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AZTV Arizona's Daily Mix - Back to School & Helping Children Manage Stress

AZTV Video; Phoenix, AZ

Sara Listar-Guest, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with SB&H’s Outpatient program, was featured in a television spot on Arizona's Daily Mix speaking about back-to-school & helping children manage stress.  Segment Description.

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Middle School to Have Counselor On Site Next Year

Prescott Valley Tribune Article; Prescott Valley, AZ

The Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board approved a contract at its meeting June 12 with Southwest Behavioral and Health Services for services that will include family counseling to improve communication and relationships; classroom behavioral concerns; and issues that may come up with loss, divorce, incarceration, depression and anxiety, self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideation.

PD Training Officers to Better Handle People Suffering a Mental Health Crisis

Today's News-Herald Article; Lake Havasu City, AZ

The Lake Havasu City Police Department’s new recruits are being trained to better identify and help people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.  The Police Department has added “mental health first aid” as a new curriculum for recruits at Havasu’s Western Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy, joining law enforcement agencies throughout Mohave County in providing help to those in mental or emotional crises.

Grant Addresses Emergency Housing Needs

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

A grant obtained earlier this year is expected to help local homeless people begin their transition off the streets. The news was announced at last week’s Homeless Task Force meeting.  Short-term emergency housing needs are the focus of the $70,000 grant obtained this spring by Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

Workshop to Teach Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

People interested in learning how to provide mental health first aid to veterans are invited to attend training from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30th at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. The goal of the session is to draw in more veteran-mentors to work with veterans going through the county’s Veterans Treatment Courts.

The Journey of Fatherhood: Rediscovery of Oneself and the Meaning of Life

Scottsdale Independent Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Tony Dong, Property Management Specialist with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, shares his belief that the most important thing a father can do is to be there as the mentor, the best friend, the biggest supporter, and the catalyst to the child’s self-actualization process.

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Father's Day Offers Time to Reflect

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Dong Liang, PR Specialist with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, reflects upon growing up in China and his relationship with his dad, and how as himself a father now, he is working to integrate both Chinese and American parenting as well as respect, the importance of hard work and the privilege of citizenship.

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A Reflection on Fatherhood

HMA PR Article; Phoenix, AZ

Ricardo Aldana, Talent Acquisition Coordinator with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, discusses fatherhood's role in understanding who you are and extending yourself to your children in the most selfless way, as well as to expose a child to the ways of life in order to maximize their potential and improve their life.

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