The Glendale Star Article; Glendale, AZ
Paul Buttermore, a resident of Glendale, was recently promoted to Vice President of Inpatient and Community Living Services at Southwest Behavioral Health Services. Buttermore, who has more than 15 years of experience in the behavioral health industry, was previously the Vice President of Crisis and Inpatient Services. In this feature article with Times Media Group, Paul discusses his various roles within the agency, his newest role, and what made him choose the behavioral health field as a career.
Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ
The LGBTQ community, like any other, deserves equal access to resources, support, and opportunities. Kasey Mattson, Care Coordinator at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' Bullhead City location, discusses the challenges the LGBTQ community in Arizona face and ways to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals.
Daily Independent Article; Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has entered an agreement to provide comprehensive school-based mental health services to students and their families at the Surprise Resource Center. The partnership provides the community with access to a team of qualified and licensed mental health professionals to provide a range of services, including individual counseling, group therapy and crisis intervention.
Arizona Digital Free Press Article; Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is announcing Karen Olenski has been appointed to the Board of Directors. With more than 20 years of experience as a strategic marketing and digital communications professional, Ms. Olenski has worked in a variety of industries including marketing, education, healthcare and public safety.
Front Doors Media Article; Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has been recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program for its Community Resilience Teams’ Community Outreach Days. The Platinum Award recognizes businesses making an impact — both within and beyond their walls — addressing one or more of the many health challenges impacting communities across the state.
Patch.com Article; Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has been recognized by the Peer and Family Career Academy with the Hope to Outcomes Organization Award. The award was presented at the 2023 Embracing Hope: Rising Together Conference on Oct. 18. The Peer and Family Career Academy recognizes the outstanding work of lived-experience professionals, leadership and organizations. Their awards honor those making a difference in the integrated health field, with a particular focus on Peer and Family Supports. The awards celebrate achievements in workforce development, personal growth, professional development and recovery.
Daily Independent Article; Phoenix, AZ
Glendale resident Paul Buttermore is the new Vice President of Inpatient and Community Living Services at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. In his new role Buttermore will oversee all Inpatient programs and will expand his areas of responsibility to include community living, residential and housing programs in Maricopa County, as well as programs operating at the Opportunity and Community Resilience Centers. A licensed professional counselor, Buttermore has more than 15 years experience in the behavioral health industry, most recently as Vice President of Crisis and Inpatient Services, responsible for overseeing the agency’s Maricopa County Inpatient Units, Community Recovery Units and Recovery Transition Program.
The Standard Article; Kingman, AZ
Mercy Care has designated Southwest Behavioral & Health Services a 2023 Autism Spectrum Disorder Center of Excellence Program. The innovative leader in behavioral health received recognition for the organization’s dedication and commitment to serving the community's most vulnerable members in addition to its work with the most complex members with autism diagnoses and their families to keep the children in the community.
SignalsAZ Article, Prescott Valley, AZ
MATFORCE, a primary prevention organization with the goal of supporting treatment and recovery of substance abuse, held the 20th annual Prescott Recovery Celebration on Saturday, September 23rd in celebration of Recovery Month.
Kingman Daily Miner Article, Kingman, AZ
National Suicide Prevention Month is a time to shed light on the need for access to care for all and how we as a community can support each other and prevent suicide. One way SB&H supports mental health in Arizona is by offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), which has emerged as a powerful tool in preventing suicide. YMHFA is similar to physical first aid which provides the tools and skills needed to offer initial support to someone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as suicidal thoughts.