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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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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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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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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