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Recovery Month iHeartMedia Radio Segment

iHeartRadio Audio; Phoenix, AZ

September marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month marking three decades of spreading the message that treatment is effective, and people can and do recover—every day. iHeartMedia's Billy Harfosh spoke with Noah Barin, Certified Peer Support Specialist, and Deborah Woodard, VP Community Resilience, on the topics of Recovery Month, Noah's recovery journey, and the message that Recovery is Possible.

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Experts Warn About Marijuana-Infused Candy

North Central News Article; Phoenix, AZ

As Halloween approaches, experts are warning parents to be careful their children and teens do not get their hands on what they believe is regular candy that is actually infused with marijuana.  Ed McClelland, SB&H Vice President of Community Services, and other experts also urge parents to keep medications locked or out of their children's reach.

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Is It Candy?

Up the Hill Article; Goodyear, AZ

Halloween is an important time to make sure parents are not being tricked by their teens on what is a typical piece of candy and what is infused with pot. It is also important to educate parents that even the most common over-the-counter drugs might be confused for candy by younger children. Ed McClelland, SB&H Vice President of Community Services, shares tips for keeping medication away from children and what to do in an emergency situation.

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Recovery Month KMOG Payson Radio Segment

KMOG 1420am Audio; Payson, AZ

September marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, marking three decades of spreading the message that treatment is effective, and people can and do recover - every day. KMOG 1420am, Rim Country Radio's Randy Roberson spoke with Cynthia Ramos, SB&H member; Steven Sheets, President/CEO; Cynthia Daugherty, Vocational Coordinator; and Becky Conway, Payson CSR Supervisor, about the importance of this awareness month, Cynthia R.'s recovery story, reducing stigma, and that recovery is possible.

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Town of Prescott Valley Joins the "One Mind Pledge" Campaign

SignalsAZ Article; Prescott Valley, AZ

At the Town of Prescott Valley Town Council meeting on September 12, the Town joined the “One Mind Pledge.” The “One Mind Pledge” campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. The initiative focuses on uniting local communities, public safety organizations, and mental health organizations so that the three become “of one mind,” through partnerships, training, and policy.

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Recovery a Hard Journey from Darkness Into Light

AZ Republic - Your Turn Article; Phoenix, AZ

This Recovery Month, Paul Rubi, Peer Support Specialist with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, shared his recovery journey and the message that recovery from mental health challenges is possible, recovery is real and rewarding and permits the individual to take what has been a dark and desolate time in their life and turn it into a time of joy and hope...you can even help others.

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Stephen Thompson Joins SB&H Board of Directors

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, today announced that Stephen Thompson has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.  Thompson currently owns a franchise of SYNERGY HomeCare that operates in the Phoenix metro area; his past professional experience includes executive positions with OneWest Bank, Countrywide Bank and Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

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Class Acts: Arizona Businesses Go Back to School to Impact Our Communities

AZ Business Article; Phoenix, AZ

While September means back-to-school time for many, school is always in session for many local organizations, each of which work to make an impact in our community by providing services to local schools; one such initiative is Southwest Behavioral & Health Services' Mental Health First Aid training.

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

North Central News Article; Phoenix, AZ

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a time to shed light on the topic and Phoenix has plenty of resources for those struggling with depression or trying to help a loved one. Dr. William Marsh, PsyD, Program Director Outpatient Services at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, said asking questions about how people are feeling or what they are thinking shows people that someone cares about them.

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Boss Badges! What Local Leaders Learned as Girl Scouts

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Girls face unique challenges, and they need support from the very beginning to build the resilience and confidence to overcome peer and media pressure. The Girl Scouts – 11,000 strong in the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council plus tens of thousands of local alumnae – are in a unique position to change girls’ lives for the better.  Several local leaders took something impactful from her days as a Girl Scout, including SB&H Marketing Director Lynda Riford.

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