The Arizona 100 Article; Phoenix, AZ
Programs like InSHAPE® at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. They allow participants to hold themselves accountable with weekly sessions and quarterly assessments with free, certified health mentors. Health programs like InSHAPE® go deeper by not only making participants more mindful of their health choices but boosting their confidence and improving their self-esteem as well.
SignalsAZ Article; Phoenix/Prescott Valley, AZ
The city of Phoenix relies on community partners who are dedicated to providing shelter, food and support services for individuals in the community experiencing homelessness. This includes organizations such as United Methodist Outreach (UMOM), Chicanos Por La Causa, Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), Native American Connections, Community Bridges, and Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. Grants are provided to these organizations from both city and federal funds to support their community efforts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.