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Jul
12

GCU Connections Help Solve Job Puzzle for Students

GCU Today Article; Phoenix, AZ

The Psychology and Counseling advisory board at Grand Canyon University has led to a fruitful connection with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) and its nearly 1,000 employees, who make it one of the largest behavioral health organizations in Arizona. SB&H President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Sheets is a GCU graduate and sits on the advisory board.

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Jul
10

How to Speak to Kids About Marijuana Now That It's Legal

AZ Central Article; Phoenix, AZ

Embrace the awkwardness. That’s one key bit of advice from experts for how parents might start a discussion about marijuana with children now that it is legal and more prevalent in Arizona. Here’s another: Talk to them early, and talk to them often. Thalia Williams, SB&H Director of Prevention Programs, contributed to a feature sharing information and resources for parents.

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Jul
6

Phoenix Council Funds 2 New Homeless Shelters

KJZZ Article; Phoenix, AZ

Two new homeless shelters are coming to Phoenix, along with expansions and improvements at existing facilities. SB&H's Criminal Justice Engagement Homeless Street Outreach Team, responsible for providing navigation services to those experiencing homelessness through their justice involved process, is among those receiving additional money to increase staff, serve more families and boost case management services.

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Jun
25

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Recognized

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) has been recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) for making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families, and the community. SB&H earned a Platinum Level of Excellence for its partnership with Genoa Healthcare pharmacies, which enabled the organization to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 100 SB&H employees.

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Jun
21

Nation's Finest is Here to Help

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

With the summer upon us, homelessness in our community moves swiftly from a problem to a potentially fatal situation. Nation’s Finest has a variety of programs designed to help the homeless veterans as well as those in danger of becoming homeless, and works with Southwest Behavioral, Mohave Mental Health, Talas Harbor and many other organizations to identify and treat mental health problems.

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May
19

Mental Health Month 2021

AZTV Video; Phoenix, AZ

In observance of Mental Health Month, Program Director Paul Buttermore joined AZTV's Arizona Daily Mix to discuss myths around mental health, self-awareness and self-care during Covid-19, and how to help others.

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May
17

SEL for Adults Series (Episode 3 of 5) - Social Awareness with Dr. William Marsh, PsyD

The xSELerate Positivity Podcast; Phoenix, AZ

William Marsh, PsyD, joined The xSELerate Positivity podcast in a discussion on social awareness. CASEL defines social awareness as, “The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts.” Discussion included the impact of COVID-19, social media, ways to enhance your social awareness, and more!

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May
10

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Announces Stephen Thompson as New Board Chair

Patch.com Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health and integrated healthcare services, has announced Stephen Thompson as the new board chair. Thompson joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and succeeds former chair, Matt Hatfield.

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May
7

Mental Health in the Workplace 2021

Phoenix Business Journal Article; Phoenix, AZ

Mental health has become one of the most talked about challenges for American workers and their employers. The Phoenix Business Journal hosted a discussion featuring local business leaders sharing their expertise on this important topic. Steven Sheets, SB&H's President and CEO, joined in the discussion.

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May
4

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Announces Two Promotions

Scottsdale Independent Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has a new chief operating officer and chief psychologist in two promotions announced on Monday. Dominic Miller was promoted to COO, and he will oversee the organization's day-to-day operations. Dr. Lynette Livesay was promoted to chief psychologist.

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