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Jan
27

Central Phoenix Community Garden Vandalized, Volunteers Respond to Help it Bounce Back

12 News Video; Phoenix, AZ

A central Phoenix community garden, Agave Farms, was vandalized over the weekend. Kindhearted volunteers have responded to help the garden bounce back.  Michelle Cloud, a Senior Team Lead with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, led the volunteer group made up of SB&H members, and joined 12 News to share the impact that volunteering has on those involved.

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Jan
25

Is There a Silver Lining to Covid-19?

AZTV Video; Phoenix, AZ

Although 2020 may not have been the best year, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is trying to help people look for the silver lining! Madelyne Martinez, Lead School-Based Clinician with SB&H, joined AZTV's AZ Daily Mix show to share how.

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Jan
25

Vice President of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Dedicates Decades to Improving the Lives of Others

Echo Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Since she was a small child, Heather Genovese has had the same motive — to take care of everyone. She does that for 12 hours a day Monday through Friday and sometimes on the weekend at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, in a position she never thought she would be in — the Vice President of Crisis and Opioid Services.

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Jan
15

As Opioid Overdoses in Arizona Climb, Nonprofit Wants to Bring Prescription Pill Drop Box to South Phoenix

AZ Central Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, a nonprofit that works to prevent substance abuse, plans to use a State Opioid Response grant to install a drop box in south Phoenix for residents to safely get rid of leftover prescription pills. The push for another drop box comes as opioid overdoses have increased in the pandemic.

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Jan
9

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Mohave County Coalition Takes Aim at Child Sex Trafficking

Kingman Daily Miner Article; Kingman, AZ

The Mohave County Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Coalition will utilize a three-year $370,000 grant from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to build resources as well as inform the community and increase awareness around child sex trafficking. Included in the coalition are law enforcement agencies, the Mohave County Department of Public Health, faith-based communities, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, Kingman Aid to Abused People, the probation department, local schools and more.

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Dec
31

Local Leaders Create Lasting Legacy of Giving Amid COVID-19

Scottsdale Airpark News Article; Scottsdale, AZ

A few months prior to his November 2020 passing, Alex Trebek released a memoir titled "The Answer Is...Reflections on My Life." In it, he shared his thoughts on the legacy he hoped to leave, including his wish to help people perform at their best. In his honor, the Scottsdale Airpark News featured members of the community who have been helping inspire or support people to perform at their best - through volunteerism, fundraising and other efforts to give back. Heather Genovese, SB&H VP Crisis & Opioid Services, was among those featured.

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Dec
30

Arizona Youth Alcohol Prevention

Pinnacle Peak Recovery Article; Scottsdale, AZ

The dangers of opioids and illegal substances often get attention in the media. This is understandable considering the relatively short time it has been considered an epidemic. However, Americans have a longer history of substance use disorder with alcohol and experience it at higher rates. Shomari Jackson, Project Coordinator for the South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition, contributed to a feature sharing tips and resources for a healthy approach for families to help bring up challenging conversations around these topics.

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Dec
21

Arizona Business Leaders to Watch in 2021: Steven Sheets, SB&H

AZ Big Media Video; Phoenix, AZ

As the promise of 2021 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 PPP loans — 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 2021, including Steven Sheets, president and CEO of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

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Dec
15

Arizona Business Leaders 2021

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Steven Sheets, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' CEO, was profiled on page 62 of AZ Big Media - Arizona Business Leaders 2021 issue; leaders featured were selected from a pool of more than 5,000 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and the best and brightest Arizona business leaders.

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Nov
17

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Continues to Provide Compassionate Care

The Arizona 100 Article; Phoenix, AZ

For more than 50 years, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) has provided compassionate primary care, substance abuse and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities throughout the Phoenix Metro area, as well as Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Despite the current health pandemic, SB&H has continued to offer vital services.

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