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Family Celebrates Daughter’s Milestone at Autism Center

InMaricopa Article; Maricopa, AZ

April signifies a very important milestone for a local family. Not only is it Autism Awareness Month, but it also marks the six-month anniversary their daughter has been employed as an autism peer support specialist.

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

iHeartRadio - Valley Views Audio; Phoenix, AZ

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  SB&H's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ramiro Guillen, and Senior VP Maricopa & Gila County, Steven Sheets joined KEZ's Marty Manning to talk about the observance, and about the Southwest Autism Center of Excellence, a collaborative effort of SB&H and Southwest Human Development.

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Woman With Maricopa Roots Helps Others With Autism

Maricopa Monitor Article/Video; Maricopa, AZ

Southwest Autism Center of Excellence is celebrating its six-month anniversary, and with that comes another important anniversary, which is Catherine Abbott’s six-month anniversary as an employee at the center. April 2 is also World Autism Awareness Day.

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Opioid Crisis Hits Mohave County Hard

AZ Family Video; Mohave County, AZ

Jasmine Myers, Program Coordinator at SB&H Bullhead City, joined AZ Family Chief Investigative Reporter Morgan Loew to discuss the opioid crisis, the effects opioids have had on the communities in Mohave County and how state funding limits the amount of available services.

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Help Is Available: Here's Where You Can Find It

Phoenix Republic Article; Phoenix, AZ

Steven Sheets, Senior VP Maricopa County with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, was featured in the Phoenix Republic, discussing traumatic events such as the recent school shootings, and resources to find help.

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WACOG Offering Help to Those Undergoing Mental Health Crises

Kingman Daily Miner Article; Kingman, AZ

Mental health and related issues have begun to dominate news cycles and social media platforms with increasing regularity. In response to increasing awareness, the Western Arizona Council of Governments hosted a mental health first aid training on Thursday, March 8th.

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Town Hall Outlines Proposed Drug Treatment Facility

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

A Bullhead City building might be the future site of a chemical dependency residential facility, according to a discussion at a town hall February 28th.  The location would house 16 beds and keep patients for up to 30 days, serving both Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System patients and those with private insurance.

Town Hall to Discuss Local Drug Treatment Needs

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

A town hall meeting about development of a chemical dependency residential facility in Bullhead City was held on February 28th.  While the public was invited, organizers were specifically targeting hospitals, law enforcement and various care providers to participate in the meeting.

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Michelle Quintanilla Elected to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services’ Board of Directors

My Local News - Central Phoenix Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is pleased to announce it has elected Michelle Quintanilla, vice president of inventory management and planning for Freeport-McMoRan, to serve on its Board of Directors.

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Flagstaff Reviews Positive for New Arizona Opioid Law

Arizona Daily Sun Article; Flagstaff, AZ

The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday touches on several of the most important components of addressing opioid abuse and improving treatment in Arizona, said officials with one of the agencies that provides opiate treatment in Flagstaff.

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