Coalition and sheriff’s office host substance-use education

On Sunday April 21, 2024, the Southside Wellness Coalition and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office joined together to host a Hidden In Plain Sight educational event at Bethany Baptist Church in Baskerville. Community partners and advocates such as the Virginia Poison Control Center at VCU Health, Virginia Department of Health, Resilient Pathways, Virginia Medical Services Corps, Trauma Awareness &…

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Southside Wellness Coalition leaders gather for training

The members of the Southside Wellness Coalition leadership team held a retreat Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Southside Behavioral Health administration building. The retreat included sessions with Face to Face Space coach and trainer Paul Short, who led the team through exercises and discussions about planning, engagement, culture, communication, and community integration. In addition, the…

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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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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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Lock It Up to save lives!

Limiting access to lethal means such as prescription medications and firearms is one way to help prevent suicide. To promote safer communities, Southside Behavioral Health and Crossroads CSB have partnered to provide FREE LOCKS to residents! Sign up for your free locks at the SBH website. Be sure to share the link with your family,…

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