Member Spotlight: Gavin Jordan

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? My personal experiences with mental health. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? I believe the stigma that exists around mental health poses more of a challenge to small-town, rural counties like ours. In an environment where you feel someone you know is…

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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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Member Spotlight: Aimee Wootton

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I am a prevention specialist for Southside Behavioral Health in partnership with Kenan Tyner-Smith and even though I am still learning and training, I have became so passionate about helping the community in a bigger aspect through prevention and education. After serving the community and surrounding locations…

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Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 23

Dispose of unused or expired medications the safe way, by dropping them off at one of these approved collection sites: Rite Aide Pharmacy 115 Brunswick Square Court Lawrenceville, VA 23868 (434) 848-4247 Brunswick Sheriff’s Office 120 E. Hicks St. Lawrenceville, VA 23868 (434) 848-3133 Rite Aide Pharmacy 115 Brunswick Square Court Lawrenceville, VA 23868 (434)…

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Suicide Prevention Month: Ask, Share, Learn

Join your Southside neighbors and friends this month as we come together to prevent suicide, respond to substance use, and promote healthy families. Our slate of training opportunities is long, and we encourage everyone to take part. Here are some other ways to help: 1. ASK: If you are concerned about someone, let them know you…

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Member Spotlight: Dominique Watson

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I became a representative for SVHEC and later decided I wanted to be more involved. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? Community involvement especially youth What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest strengths? Teamwork amongst the group If you…

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Help wanted: CCoVA Coalition Coordinator

Work with coalitions just like ours across Virginia! From the job description: This position is responsible for coordinating the functions of the Community Coalitions of Virginia statewide coalition focusing on substance use prevention. The Coordinator will be responsible for using the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide the work of the organization. This position will oversee…

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