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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Earns HAWP Gold Award

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has been awarded the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Gold Award, which recognizes Arizona businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families, and their community. The criteria for this award evaluate evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs.

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SB&H Among AZ Business's 2019 Healthcare Leadership/Behavioral Healthcare Organizations of the Year

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is proud to be featured on p. 79 of AZ Big Media's May/June Industry Leaders issue as one of the 2019 Healthcare Leadership/Behavioral Healthcare Organizations of the Year!

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Suicide Resources

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

In part 5 in a Roundup series on suicide, the majority of people who spoke to the publication said they felt isolated after losing someone to suicide - with nowhere to turn to talk. Many said they feared revealing that they too feel suicidal at times, struggling to cope with a series of unanswered questions and emotions. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is one of the agencies offering a range of programs, support and treatment options for ongoing medical and behavioral health support.

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GCU Alumni - Steven Sheets, '05: A Passion for Helping People

GCU Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

SB&H President/CEO and Class of 2005 alumni Steven Sheets was featured on page 32 of the April edition of GCU Magazine. Steven found that his bachelor's degree in Christian studies and master's in counseling both brought out the same trait in him: an overwhelming desire to help people.

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How Parents Can Ensure a Prom Night to Remember

Glendale Star Article; Glendale, AZ

Shomari Jackson, DFC Project Coordinator with SB&H's Community Youth Development Program, provides tips on how parents can keep their teens safe from the dangers of alcohol during prom season.

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Go Beyond Autism Awareness This Month

Ahwatukee Foothills News Article; Ahwatukee, AZ

When Rebekah McConnell's daughter Sarah turned nine, she was diagnosed with pervasive developmental and attention deficit disorder, followed by Asperger’s and anxiety. After a bit of research, they discovered Southwest Autism Center of Excellence. April is Autism Awareness Month, and Rebekah's hope is that rather than just making people aware of the fact that autism exists, that everyone would take the extra step and promote acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities.

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SB&H Adds New Board Member

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services announced today that it has appointed Kevin Lawson to its board of directors. Lawson has more than 24 years of firefighter paramedic experience currently working for the City of Scottsdale’s Station 609 at the Scottsdale airport.

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Steven Sheets Carves Career Path in Caring

Scottsdale Airpark News Article; Scottsdale, AZ

Steven Sheets worked full time while in school and took on a time-intensive internship as part of his master’s requirements. The 1,600-hour internship, where he primarily provided counseling and case management, was with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. This profile highlights his journey to his current position as the organization's President & Chief Executive Officer.

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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Appoints Chief Medical Officer

AZ Business Leaders Article; Phoenix, AZ

Michael Sweeney, MD has joined Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health as its Chief Medical Officer.

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Business RadioX Conversation on Mental Health First Aid and Peer Support Specialist Training

Business RadioX Article/Audio; Phoenix, AZ

Lynda Riford, Marketing Director; Nicole Hein, Learning and Development Manager; and Cindy Webb, Coordinator of Learning and Development joined Dr. Adrian McIntyre on Valley Business RadioX to discuss Mental Health First Aid and Peer Support Specialist Training.

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