Latest News & Events

Mar
1

Is Your Teen Stressed?

Up the Hill Article; Goodyear, AZ

Stressful situations at home, work, and school are real and can be extremely detrimental to the success of your teen throughout the academic year. So how can parents help their children avoid, manage, and relieve stress? Alysson Zatarga, Carrie Holmes, and Kathy Villa, Program Directors for SB&H's School and Community-Based Counseling Services program, provide some tips.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Feb
2

Woman's Ordeal Ends in Hope for Sex-Trafficking Victims

SanTan Sun News; Chandler, AZ

Julie Medeiros, a victim of familial sex trafficking, is currently a Survivor Mentor with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and works closely and tirelessly with victims and survivors of trafficking, in an effort to share information and resources. Julie shares stories of her past hoping to inspire and give hope to others wanting a new life. Individuals like Julie advocate for sex trafficking victims, engaging with community agencies/healthcare providers and others on his or her behalf.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Jan
23

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Hosts Internship Match Program

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), a member of the Association of Post-Doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), hosted the 2020 Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program on Jan. 10. The clinical training department at SB&H received 107 applications and interviewed 73 applicants from across the country. The program helps match the 28 open internship positions with qualified candidates slated to begin work Sept. 2020.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Jan
21

Restorative Court Taking a Different Approach With Offenders

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Judge Dorothy Little and Payson Town Prosecutor Mary Bystricky have initiated a different type of program for repeat offenders of low level crimes with mental illness. The local mental health agencies, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and Community Bridges, play a vital role in the process, offering counseling, medications and even help finding a job.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Jan
20

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Celebrates Recovery College Graduates

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral and Health Services (SB&H) celebrated recent graduates of the 200 and 300 level courses of Recovery College in a ceremony on Jan. 9. Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to teach positive psychology strategies for their own personal and professional growth at SB&H and to support their work with the organization’s members.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Jan
16

GCU Graduate Took Unusual Route to CEO Role

GCU Today Article; Phoenix, AZ

One would guess that Steven Sheets executed a precise career path on his way to becoming, at age 36, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, one of Arizona's largest behavioral health providers. Today, he oversees an agency of nearly 1,000 employees, including psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other support staff, who provide treatment to children and adults throughout the state.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Dec
23

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Hosts 7th Avenue Clinic Holiday Dinner

My Local News - Arizona Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) celebrated the holiday season by hosting its annual holiday dinner at the 7th Avenue Clinic.  Executive team members, staff and 7th Avenue program directors served a full holiday meal for members who receive services and support at the 7th Avenue clinic.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News
Dec
1

Digital Escape

MASK Magazine Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Teens often use social media and games on their phones, computers or tablets as a way to escape and provide a distraction from what's going on in the real world. While this can be good for a short-term escape, long-term use can teach teens avoidance, which can lead to larger isues such as a lack of confidence or ability to handle real-world stressors. See SB&H Marriage & Family Therapist Sara Listar-Guest's tips for helping your teen navigate the ever-changing digital world on page 42 of the Winter issue of MASK magazine.

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Nov
29

InSHAPE Delivers Health Results at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Arizona Daily Sun Article; Flagstaff, AZ

InSHAPE, a national program now offered at the Flagstaff Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) outpatient clinic, pairs eligible clinic members with free health mentors to help them establish healthier lifestyles in the areas of physical activity, diet, smoking and community integration.

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Nov
20

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Sponsors Youth Town Hall

My Local News - Arizona Article; Phoenix, AZ

Eight Black Student Union organizations from the Phoenix Union High School District attended South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition’s annual Youth Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The event was hosted at Brooks Academy in South Phoenix and was sponsored by Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, Black Wall Street Arizona and the African Diaspora Advisory Council of Arizona. The event shed light on the important public health issue of drug and alcohol abuse that heavily impacts our communities.

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