SBH helps Southside celebrate National Night Out

Southside Behavioral Health staff and members of the Southside Wellness Coalition shared program and services information with members of the community at this year’s National Night Out events held in three locations across the SBH service area. Gatherings were held in Downtown Lawrenceville (Brunswick County), Halifax County Fairgrounds (Halifax County), and Chase City Pavilion (Mecklenburg…

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Local Businesses Launch Youth Pledge Campaign to Reject Nicotine-Use

BRUNSWICK, MECKLENBURG, & HALIFAX, VIRGINIA –Southside Behavioral Health is partnering with local businesses across the counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick, Virginia to create a youth pledge campaign offering discounts to youth who take a pledge to be nicotine-free. “Despite a decrease in traditional cigarette use, nicotine-use, and addiction still exists in our communities,” said…

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SBH Hosts Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the Estes Center

Southside Behavioral Health’s Prevention Services team hosted an ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training session, a 15-hour suicide prevention in-person training, that focuses on teaching individuals how to be suicide alert and create safety plans for those in crisis. It was supported by www.livingworks.net. Sixteen individuals from across our catchment area from EMS teams, local…

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SBH Hosts SafeTALK class for Halifax County Public Schools

Southside Behavioral Health’s Prevention Services team hosted a SafeTALK training session, which is a 3.5-hour suicide prevention in-person training that focuses on teaching local folks how to be suicide alert helpers. It was supported by www.livingworks.net. Eleven of Halifax Public School’s teachers, coaches, counselors, bus drivers, and central office staff participated in the training at…

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Mental Health in the Black Community

In honor of Black History Month, learn more about mental health in the black community through the resource list below. Each of these hand-picked articles will walk you through a history of mental illness as it relates to the black community, offering up an understanding of where we are now and how we got here.…

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Meet Dr. Debbie Ford

Dr. Ford is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist currently living in Tuscon, AZ. She earned her bachelor’s and medical degree from the University of Arizona. She then went on to complete her post-graduate training at the University of Utah Medical Center. She has over 25 years of experience, most recently serving as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist…

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