In the state of Virginia, May is Early Intervention Awareness Month and we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone how important these services are to our infants and toddlers not just throughout the commonwealth, but everywhere else as well. What is Early Intervention (EI) and how does it work? Data shows infants and…

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Southside Behavioral Health was happy to work with Halifax County Public Schools to provide Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at the STEM center. Teachers, school counselors, coaches, and other faculty are now better equipped with the knowledge and understanding necessary to keep our students safe. Together, we are stronger. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training…

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Southside Behavioral Health is grateful to receive an award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund, managed by the Microsoft Datacenter Community Development team. The award will assist the Southside community by supporting behavioral health and wellness inside our local school systems. We are thankful to have Microsoft as a community partner. Southside Behavioral Health has been…

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During the last few weeks of April, Southside Behavioral Health distributed 200 yard signs to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health issues in our local communities. The signs went to community members, schools, police stations, and others across the counties of Halifax, Brunswick, and Mecklenburg. The yard signs are part of a larger…

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that can be used to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as numerous other mental health or psychiatric concerns. The foundation of EMDR is based upon Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) which suggests that psychiatric difficulties are due to faulty processing of traumatic experiences. These…

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