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Virtual Arizona Pride

Echo Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Because of the COVID-19 health pandemic, the 40th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival and Parade was quickly rescheduled for November 7-8, 2020, the original date for the Rainbows Festival. With an attitude of resilience, the community is banding together to put together a Virtual Pride weekend April 3-5. Virtual event topics include everything from mentorship and personal coaching, drag queen story hour, a coffee chat, online parade, a digital Sunday service, and many more. Echo Magazine posed the question, "Why is Pride Important?" Heather Genovese, SB&H VP Crisis & Opioid Services, was among those to answer this question.

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Get That Gig Job Fair: Connect With 20 Phoenix-Area Companies Hiring Right Now

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona’s Family is partnering with nearly 20 local companies, including SB&H, for the first-ever “Get That Gig Virtual Job Fair.” On Thursday, March 26 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., job seekers will have the opportunity to apply for more than 9,000 immediately available positions.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Calls for Community to Manage Stress

The Arizona 100 Article; Phoenix, AZ

Caring for both friends and family can help you manage and cope with stress. It makes our community stronger. It is also important to take care of yourself, especially in these trying times. It is important to eat well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs. If stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row, please contact your healthcare provider.

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59 Arizona Businesses That Are Hiring Right Now Article; Phoenix, AZ

Businesses across the state have announced temporary closures to combat the spread of coronavirus. While that does help public health, some employees are now scrambling to make ends meet. Essential businesses like grocery stores and those in health care are staying open and are now hiring to help with the extra workload and to fill in the gaps for those who are sick, staying home with children or are quarantined.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

My Local News - Arizona Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, received a $524,659 grant from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds will be used to expand Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services to Maricopa County's criminal justice population, the fourth largest jail system in the nation.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Looks to Fill 100 Positions

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that the organization is hosting a career fair to attract qualified candidates to fill more than 100 open and specialty positions. Current openings in Phoenix and across the state of Arizona include clinical and non-clinical roles in a variety of departments and school-based programs.

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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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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 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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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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