Southside Behavioral Health Celebrates Mental Health Month

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – The month of May is observed as Mental Health Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, organizations, survivors, community members, and Southside Behavioral Health will work to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues within our local communities. “Mental health awareness is the recognition that our…

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Southside Behavioral Health Awarded Funds to Support Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) has been awarded an ARPA Block Grant to support organizational planning, training, and development related to diversity, equity, social justice, community engagement, and support. These funds will be used to address workforce development initiatives and training for staff. “We hope to use these funds to…

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SBH Discusses Dementia at Refuge Temple

On April 14, 2022, Prevention Services along with Wanda Brock, CIT Coordinator, visited the Refuge Temple located at 14310 Boydton Plank Rd, Warfield, VA 23889. Wanda presented a PowerPoint presentation on dementia. Wanda discussed the multiple types of dementia, their root causes as well as signs and symptoms to be aware of when interacting with…

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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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SBH Responds to School-Based Behavioral Health Needs in Southside, Virginia

  BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA – Southside Behavioral Health (SBH) has been awarded a second school-based mental health grant to procure resources necessary to meet every student’s unique needs. This new award will provide an additional layer of support for students and their families by being present throughout the school day, attending school meetings,…

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SBH Awarded Additional Funding for School-Based Mental Health Services

Last week, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) awarded funding to ten Community Services Boards (CSBs) totaling $6.8 million for school-based mental health services. This funding arrives at a time when there is an increased need for integrated school-based services as nationwide rates of depression and anxiety among children are rising. On…

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