50th Anniversary Video Series: Dr. Betty H. Adams

A South Boston, Virginia native, Dr. Betty H. Adams is the Executive Director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC). She is also the Board Secretary for Southside Behavioral Health. In the video below, Dr. Adams opens up about her own experiences with mental health and also about how she is proud to be…

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State of Mind: The Science Behind Trauma Responsive Family Relationships

Join us with guest speaker Ruth Ann Ott for our fourth interview on the subject of trauma-informed practices and their impact on communities. Ruh Ann Ott is the Divisional Director of Children and Family Services for Southside Behavioral Health. Additionally, she is certified in brain spotting and has been trained in EMDR therapy. Originally, Ruth…

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Southside Behavioral Health Hosts Building Trauma Responsive Communities Conference

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – In partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) invites community members to participate in a virtual Building Trauma Responsive Communities Conference on May 12 and 13, 2022. Dr. Bruce Perry will open the conference as the keynote speaker with a…

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50th Anniversary Video Series: Tiffany M. Moore

Tiffany Moore, BA, MA has been with Southside Behavioral Health for eight years. When she first started 8 years ago, she remembers that there were not a lot of mental health service providers available in our area. Over the years, she’s seen more providers begin services, increased access to mental health funding, as well as…

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50th Anniversary Video Series: Evelyn Blackwell

With SBH from almost the very beginning, Evelyn Blackwell is celebrating 40 years at Southside Behavioral Health. In her interview, Evelyn discusses how perceptions have changed around mental health and developmental disabilities through the years. She goes into detail on how these individuals have gone from being institutionalized to having their own lives with more rights.…

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