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Mental Health Awareness Month: Asking Saves

The Region 3 Suicide Prevention Collaborative in partnership with Lock and Talk Virginia is running a regional TV campaign during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: What’s your why?

We asked Southside Wellness Coalition members why they are involved with the group.

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Southside Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes for March 2022

Southside Wellness Coalition held its monthly meeting March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Southside Behavioral Health Administration Building. Leadership and CADCA attendees conducted strategic planning. Download Minutes Questions? Kenan Tyner-Smith, Fiscal Agent, 434-394-3586; Ann Bishop, Chair, 434-738-7025;

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Southside Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes for January 2022

Southside Wellness Coalition held its monthly meeting Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. via Zoom video conference. Download Minutes Thank you to Dr. Mary Crowder of Lunenburg County Public Schools for her talk titled, “Why Trauma Informed Practices Matter.” You’ll learn about the impact of adverse childhood experiences and how you can help address trauma in…

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Brunswick Co. 4-H extension agent talks about programs, partnerships to benefit local youth

Thanks to Malyka Walton, 4-H Extension Agent for Brunswick County, who spoke at our December meeting about programs for youth and a potential partnership with Southside Behavioral Health and our coalition.

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State launches marijuana risks campaign

Marijuana comes with risks that can affect a person’s health, especially that of children and teens, whose brains are still developing. Watch our social media platforms and website for our “Know the Risks” campaign, featuring tips and information about talking to kids about the risks and share with your contacts. Get more information here!

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Please join or update your membership form!

If you’ve been supporting us for a while but just haven’t gotten around to formally joining, now is the time! We’ve added our Individual Membership and Organizational Partner Membership forms to our website. If you plan to join on behalf of an organization, please complete both forms. If you will be participating independently, we just…

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Southside Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes for November 2021

Southside Wellness Coalition held its monthly meeting Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. via Zoom video conference. Download Minutes Thank you to Angela Rivers and Andrea Walker of UMFS who shared great information about the organization’s services at our November meeting. UMFS works with high-risk children and families to provide services that help them become more…

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STILL OPEN – Virginia Media Use Survey – Health and Wellness

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services’ Office of Behavioral Health and Wellness would like to get an idea of what media Virginians aged 18-34 use and how they view health and wellness to ensure Virginia’s OBHW health and wellness media campaign is reaching its intended audience and is as meaningful as possible.…

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SWC member Bryan Price recognized for rural health work

We are so proud to announce that coalition member Bryan Price was named Virginia’s 2021 Community Star by the Virginia Rural Health Association for his efforts to reach deeper into rural communities to connect with underserved groups. Bryan is the Outreach and Education Specialist at University of Virginia Cancer Center, and he serves as board…

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