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Jul
28

Receiving Help From the 'CARES' Act

Arizona's Family 3TV CBS5 Video; Phoenix, AZ Deborah Woodard, VP Community Resilience, joined Good Morning Arizona on AZ Family Channel 3 to talk about available CARES Act funding to help solve housing instability issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for those with HIV/AIDS, and how SB&H’s HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS) program can help.
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Jul
26

CARES Act Helps Housing Issues for Those With HIV/AIDS Amid COVID-19

KTAR News Article; Phoenix, AZ

Funds are still available to help solve housing instability issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for those with HIV/AIDS, according to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services in Phoenix. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization received $100,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act back in May to help assist with short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance requests.

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Jul
22

SB&H Names Erica Missicano VP of Compliance and Risk Management

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that effective immediately, Erica Missicano has joined the organization as vice president of compliance and risk management. Missicano will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s risk management and compliance departments and ensuring that all procedures, protocols and strategies are fully implemented to protect SB&H and its assets. She will also promote a culture of risk awareness and accountability.

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Jul
12

The Mental Health Toll of Covid-19

Arizona's Family 3TV CBS5 Video; Phoenix, AZ

Dominic Miller, VP Outpatient Services, joined Good Morning Arizona on AZ Family Channel 3 to talk about the potential mental health toll from the Covid-19 pandemic and tips for self-care to get through this challenging time.

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Jun
23

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Achievement Award

Frontdoors Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services’ Criminal Justice Engagement Team (CJET) has received a Criminal Justice and Public Safety Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award is based on outstanding achievement of effective and innovative program implementation in reducing criminal justice involvement for individuals suffering the effects of serious mental illness (SMI).

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Jun
7

SB&H Earns Funding to Boost Its Eviction Prevention Program

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV/Aids (HOPWA) program will receive an additional $100,000 in CARES Act funding to assist with short-term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance requests. The funding will boost current program resources needed to address increases in issues for housing instability that are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act Eviction Prevention Program is designated to help America’s low-income families and most vulnerable citizens.

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Jun
7

Protesters Make Their Voices Heard Scottsdale

Arizona's Family 3TV CBS5 Video; Phoenix, AZ

In light of recent protests, Ed McClelland, SB&H Vice President of Community Services, discussed anxiety in times of trauma or loss of life and the importance of getting help when one is struggling, as well as ways to locate the mental health resources available to African Americans.

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Jun
4

GCU Students Fill Growing Behavioral Health Jobs

GCU Today Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with Grand Canyon University to provide opportunities for graduates with a bachelor's degree in the behavioral health field, and in recent months, the network of behavioral health employers working with GCU has begun to grow.

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Jun
1

Mental Stress

Community Cares Magazine Article; Goodyear, AZ

During these uncertain times, it has never been more important to take care of your mental health. With individuals being asked to spend long periods of time in one location, stress may be exhibiting itself in different ways. When stressors don't go away, our health and wellbeing suffer. This is where we can practice putting the stress aside with self-care. Lynda Riford, SB&H Marketing Director, gives some tips around stress prevention and self-care on page 15 of June's Community Cares magazine.

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Jun
1

Mental Health: How to Know When Somebody Needs Help

Mountain View Magazine Article; Goodyear, AZ

The signs and symptoms of mental health issues can look very different depending on the person and the condition. Dominic Miller, SB&H VP Outpatient Services, gives some tips around dealing with stress during a pandemic, identifying signs and symptoms in oneself or in others, and resources to get help on page 5 of June's Mountain View magazine.

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