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Oct
26

Halloween 2020 Trick-or-Treat Safety Advice

AZTV Video; Phoenix, AZ

With Halloween 2020 looking a little different, now is the perfect time to talk to your kids about how you'll be celebrating. Not unlike any other year, there should be guidelines on when and how you'll go trick-or-treating; if you have older kids who might be attending parties, you'll want to know where they'll be, what time they need to be home, etc. Marie Sahin, a School-Based Clinician with SB&H, joined AZTV's AZ Daily Mix show to share some tips and tricks on how to make Halloween a safe but "spook"tacular time.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Oct
16

Ginsburg Embodied Court Motto

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

In her work, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg embodied the four words inscribed on the entrance to the United States Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law. Here in Rim Country, an example of how her work influenced clients is the Southwest Behavioral & Health Services community based residential settings for persons with mental disabilities. Here people can be in a less restrictive environment.

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Oct
13

Grant to Support Opioid Recovery Center in Mohave County

Kingman Daily Miner Article; Kingman, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has received a $849,915 grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The money will be used for a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center with an Integrated Systems Approach that will serve individuals in Mohave County.

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Oct
13

Coping With COVID-19 Stress

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on more than physical health, the economy and first responders. It is also driving a rise in mental and behavioral health issues. Robin Mathews, with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, talked about coping with COVID-19 at the Oct. 8 virtual Payson Inter-Agency meeting. She said because of COVID-19 many are experiencing very high levels of anxiety. Substance abuse, self-harm and suicide rates are all up.

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Oct
8

A Healthy Mind is Key to Surviving the Pandemic

The Foothills Focus Article; Phoenix, AZ

This year has been long and, for many, full of stress.  Routines might have been lost and morale may be down, but there are tons of little things you can do to make it a little more positive and enjoyable. Having a balance of a healthy mind and body is the key. If you need help changing your mindset, all DVUSD high school campuses have a Southwest Behavioral counselor on site. They are taking online therapy sessions until schools are back on campus.

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Oct
2

KJZZ Podcast: Unsheltered, Episode 6: Sentenced

KJZZ Podcast; Phoenix, AZ

Sentences for misdemeanor crimes typically include fines and probation. While it's easy to say those sentences aren't harsh, for the poorest people in Arizona, the effects of these penalties often far outweigh the seriousness of their crimes. For the large number of Americans who are one unexpected expense away from losing everything, a fine or probation could be what makes them homeless. In this Episode of their "Unsheltered" podcast, KJZZ interviewed Carolyn Moore, an SB&H Success Story, as well as Paul Buttermore, Program Director for SB&H's Community Resilience division.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Oct
1

Healing With Laughter

The Daily Courier Article; Prescott, AZ

Christine Hayes, SB&H Program Director in Prescott Valley, shares her personal journey as a Certified Laughter Therapist, and the importance of laughter therapy as a means of treating one's mental health in times of chaos.

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Sep
18

Marine Corps Vet Assists the Homeless

Glendale Republic Article; Glendale, AZ

Former Marine Corps infantry veteran Paul Buttermore serves as a Program Director for Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' Community Resilience division. He works with members of the Phoenix community who are often underserved, homeless and seriously mentally ill. In this role, he also helps veterans find a voice and achieve independence by assisting them with basic needs.

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Sep
9

Programs Help House the Homeless

West Valley View Article; Goodyear, AZ

Near the beginning of each year, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) sponsors a Point in Time event, with scores of volunteers taking to the streets to count “unsheltered” homeless people. Eddie Thompson was one of them. Eddie shared his story, the support he has received from community programs, and his plan to start classes at Southwest Behavioral, sit down with a psychologist, and figure out how to deal with problems in the past so he won’t be out on the streets.

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Sep
1

Raising Arizona Kids September Digital Issue - Southwest Autism Center of Excellence

Raising Arizona Kids Feature; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Autism Center of Excellence was one of many community resources featured in the September digital issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine; this "Special Needs Resources" issue includes a directory of resources offering help for children with learning differences and resources for families with disabled or medically fragile children, as well as tips for what parents can do to get help for children who are struggling in school.

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