SBH hosts it’s 11th CIT Training

Southside Behavioral Health recently hosted its 11th 40-hour core training class for the CIT Program.  The participants were made up of local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, Southside Behavioral Health staff, Virginia Park Services, Sentara Hospital Security, and MRRJ (Meherrin River Regional Jail). The Instructors continue to be a combination of Law Enforcement and Mental Health…

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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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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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