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Sep
9

Hometown Heroes: Payson Homeless and Veterans Homeless Initiative

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Every night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. the Payson Homeless and Veterans Homeless Initiative offers a hot dinner, clothing, and a shower. In cold weather or during a natural disaster, the center has sleeping accommodations too. Imagine living on the street and in the forest in the snow and cold. The Warming Center exists to help anyone in crisis. Christine Krauss, who is part of the crisis team out of SB&H, was one of the partners involved in the initial planning and creation of the center.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Sep
1

Career Day: Christine Hayes Uses Laughter Therapy to Help People Lead Better Lives

Epic Kids Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Prescott Valley Program Director Christine Hayes appeared in an Epic Kids Magazine Career Day profile, sharing facts about her job and advice to youth who want to pursue a similar career.

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Aug
24

BCPD Readies to BACCUP

Mohave Valley Daily News Article; Bullhead City, AZ

As a new nationwide hotline for mental health crises becomes available, the Bullhead City Police Department is preparing to debut its own crisis intervention program. Dubbed BACCUP — short for Bullhead Area Community Crisis Unification Program — the intervention program aims to assist officers responding to mental health emergencies. The team could refer subjects to facilities such as Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (or take them there if the person in question is already in treatment), or take them to the hospital.

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Aug
17

Celebrating Sobriety with Hope Lives, a Nonprofit Peer Support Agency in Flagstaff

Arizona Daily Sun Article; Flagstaff, AZ

Hope Lives, a nonprofit organization, opened in northern Arizona in 2014, and it has helped hundreds of people since then with serious mental illness (SMI) diagnoses, substance abuse disorders, and criminal histories to find support and resources to maintain their overall wellness. In doing so, the organization has partnered with the local superior and municipal courts, and works closely with the mental health court. All of the program members at Hope Lives have been referred from behavioral health homes, including Southwest Behavioral and Health Services, The Guidance Center and the Northern Arizona Center for Addiction (NACA).

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Aug
11

ASU's Legacy Award Posthumously Recognizes Dr. Bob Bohanske

Patch.com Article; Phoenix, AZ

For more than 20 years, Arizona State University has recognized top contributors to Arizona's behavioral health community. At the 23rd Annual Summer Institute Behavioral Health Awards Gala held last month in Flagstaff, Arizona, the School of Social Work posthumously honored Dr. Bob Bohanske with its Legacy Award, in recognition of his lifelong career as a behavioral health leader.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Aug
5

Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40 2022: Steven Sheets

Phoenix Business Journal Article; Phoenix, AZ

The Phoenix Business Journal wrangled up some of the Valley's best and brightest young leaders for its annual 40 Under 40 awards. The awards program recognizes fast-track executives in the region who are making major strides in their careers while leaving positive impacts on the community. This class of honorees, who work across many sectors, was selected by a panel of judges from 333 applicants.

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Jul
26

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Adds Board Member

Daily Independent Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative integrated health leader, announced it has appointed Barbara Firminger to its board of directors. An industry veteran with more than 25 years of operational and healthcare leadership experience, Firminger has held various strategic roles for nonprofit and for-profit healthcare organizations.

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Jul
19

Nonprofit Behavioral & Health Services Group Awarded Accreditation, Empowering Multiple Programs

inBusiness Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, (SB&H), a leader in integrated health, announced that the organization received a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for health and human services that evaluates the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

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Jul
1

Smart Health: Improving Healthcare Literacy

AZ Business Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

As it turns out, health literacy is a hard pill to swallow for many Arizonans. SB&H President and CEO Steven Sheets was one of several healthcare leaders to share some information on health-related challenges and what can be done to improve them. 

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Jun
27

Executive Inc.: Behavioral Health CEO Steven Sheets Works to be a Mentor to Others in His Field (Video)

Phoenix Business Journal Article; Phoenix, AZ

When Steven Sheets started working in behavioral health services, he found a place where he could care for others and become a mentor for those who wished to enter the field. For him, being a resource does not just mean helping patients. It means providing guidance to future caregivers.

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