News & Events

Arizona's Family 3TV CBS5 Halloween and Candy/Medicine Mixups

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

Sara Listar-Guest, SB&H Marriage & Family Therapist, joined Yetta Gibson on 3TV’s “Good Morning Arizona” to discuss candy and medicine mix-ups and how parents can keep their children safe this Halloween season.

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Here Are the Finalists for the Az Business Angels Awards

AZ Big Media Article; Phoenix, AZ

AZ Business Angels magazine - in conjunction with the Arizona Community Foundation and Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits - will cast a spotlight on the nonprofits, individuals, business leaders, and organizations that are making the biggest impact on our communities at the first annual AZ Business Angels Awards on November 7, 2019.  SB&H is honored to be one of the three finalists in the Nonprofit of the Year (Healthcare) category.

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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 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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