Prevention offers safeTALK at TJM Community Center

On Wednesday, December 14, Prevention Services held a safeTALK class hosted by A&M Family Services at the TJM Community Center in South Boston. 11 people from across the area participated in this important training that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who may be having thoughts of suicide and  connect them to community resources trained in…

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Prevention Offers ACEs Training at TJM Community Center

On Saturday November 12, 2022, Prevention Services offered an ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences Training at the TJM Community Center in South Boston hosted by A&M Family Services and Dawg Town. The training helps raise awareness and provide resources in an effort to reduce ACEs, foster resilience, and improve the overall health of our communities. To…

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National Night Out giveaway winners share photos of prizes

When members of the Southside Behavioral Health team attended National Night Out events across Southside, visitors to the SBH tent were invited to enter our giveaway of self-care packages and supply-filled backpacks. We invited winners to share photos of their prizes with us, and we’re excited to say that many of them did! Here are…

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Suicide prevention training held in Chase City

Prevention Services hosted an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on September 26 and 27, 2022, at the Estes Center in Chase City. Thirteen local folks worked with our two ASIST certificate trainers, Letha Garner Coleman of Southside Behavioral Health and Lee-Ann O’Dell from Ferrum College. On-site or virtual training in suicide prevention and opioid crisis…

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VFHY releases Southeast Regional Profile

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth released its Southeast Regional Profile of youth tobacco and substance use as well as obesity. Here are some of the statistics included in the profile: 18.9% of Southeast high school students vaped in the past month 16.6% of Southeast high school students report being overweight 6% of Southeast high…

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Walbridge Construction adds suicide prevention message to safety meeting

On September 14, Prevention Services and Wanda Brock, our clinical trainer, shared suicide prevention messaging, brochures and bracelets with 175 staff at Walbridge Construction during the company’s early morning safety meeting at its facility in Boydton. ** On-site or virtual training in suicide prevention and opioid crisis response is available FREE to employers, civic groups,…

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