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Nov
9

Payson Police Department Donates Bikes to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

The Payson Police Department recently donated 10 bicycles to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. The bikes will be used for the organization’s InSHAPE program, a lifestyle program that helps people with serious mental illness and obesity lose weight. InSHAPE leadership will give the bikes to participants who successfully complete their health goals.

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Nov
8

AZ Business Magazine's "Business Leaders to Watch in 2022"

AZ Business Magazine Video Interview; Phoenix, AZ

As the promise of 2022 looms on the horizon, most people are anxious to close the books on what is likely the most unsettling year - from the pandemic to politics to supply chain shortages - we will ever experience. Strong leadership has never been more essential than it is today.  To share their best leadership practices, AZ Business Magazine sat down with Arizona business leaders to watch in 2022, including Steven Sheets, President and CEO of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

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Oct
22

Parents: Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween by Candy Medicine Mix-ups

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Even if you spend time teaching your kids about the dangers of taking medicine that isn’t intended for them, they may not be able to recognize the differences between medications and other over-the-counter items such as vitamins and their favorite candy. Edward O'Brien, SB&H VP of Northern Arizona Operations, shares some tips to protect your little ones.

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Oct
20

Parenting LGBTQIA+ Youth: What You Need to Know

OUTVoices Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Parenting is difficult. It is a constant dance between freedom and flexibility, rules and restrictions. When your child is struggling, the parenting instinct kicks in and you want to do everything you can to take away the pain. Plus, if your child is questioning, exploring, or coming out with their sexuality or gender identity, it can be even more difficult to offer support. SB&H Clinical Director Dr. Williams Marsh shares some tips to help.

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Oct
20

Glendale Resident is New VP at Southwest Behavioral

Daily Independent Article; Phoenix, AZ

Glendale resident Lynne Emmons is the new vice president of outpatient services at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. Emmons will oversee the operations of seven integrated healthcare clinics that provide outpatient services, integrated care, opioid treatment and specialty programs.

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Oct
14

Parenting Can Be Spooky: Tips for Helping Children Manage Stress

Raising Arizona Kids; Phoenix, AZ

While October is traditionally known for Halloween and spooky costumes, it is also a month that shines a light on mental health. Through awareness efforts such as Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day, October is charged with helping others feel ok about saying they are not ok. Sarah Guertin, MSW, LCSW, a Program Director with SB&H's school-based programs, shares some tips for helping children manage stress.

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Oct
1

Southwest Behavioral Names New Vice President of Northern Arizona

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has named Edward O’Brien vice president of Northern Arizona Operations. In the new role, O’Brien will oversee all northern Arizona operations. During his tenure at Southwest Behavioral, O’Brien has held several leadership roles, including community outreach specialist, senior team lead, housing coordinator, and most recently, interim regional program director for Mohave County and Payson.

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Oct
1

Mental Health Services Boom Amid Pandemic

North Central News Article; Phoenix, AZ

Mental health services are in high demand and additional resources, including Hope, may provide more opportunities for people in Phoenix to get the help they need. Francia Day, a licensed bilingual clinical psychologist and program director at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services in Phoenix, has seen the toll of the pandemic firsthand.

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Sep
7

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Promotes Edward O’Brien to Vice President of Northern Arizona Operations

The Standard Article; Kingman, AZ

Edward O’Brien has been promoted to Vice President of Northern Arizona Operations. In the new role, O’Brien will oversee all northern Arizona operations, including Mohave, Coconino, Yavapai, and Gila counties. O’Brien is a licensed associate substance abuse counselor in Arizona and has extensive experience in rural behavioral health program operations and regional management.

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Sep
1

Valley Doctor's Urgent Message on LGBTQIA Suicide Prevention and Awareness

OUTVoices Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a time to raise awareness for what has long been a taboo topic. Mental health organizations everywhere use this time to share messages of hope, signs to watch for, and resources for help. 

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