Behavioral Health Wellness & Prevention Services

On this episode of We are Living Healthy, Behavioral Health Wellness & Prevention Services strives to empower individuals and families towards healthy lifestyles through education and community resources focused on addressing known risk factors. Their focus includes community awareness and readiness to implement proven and established substance abuse prevention strategies throughout the community.

  • Shelby Giles, Behavioral Health Clinical Service Administrator, Talks about the of awareness of substance abuse and the importance of provide training to detect these issues.

What is substance abuse Intervention program? 

Substance Abuse Intervention Program is an alternative to expulsion for middle and high school students who are found to be under the influence of or in possession of alcohol or other drugs, paraphernalia, or look-alikes. SAIP is a ten-day, thirty-hour program with an emphasis on drug and alcohol education and problem-solving skills.

  • Patricia Crumrine, Educator II, talks about the importance of education on this matter.
  • Dennis Southers, also and Educator from the Behavioral Health Clinical Service talks about a program, safeTALK is a three-to four-hour training that prepares participants to recognize invitations and connect a person with thoughts of suicide to intervention resources.
  • Robert Hewitt Jr. Program Lead, show us how community health fairs provide a unique opportunity to partner with local organizations and businesses to expose individuals to resources that can compound the benefits of wellness, health and exercise. Health fairs offer educational and interactive events designed for outreach on topics such as, but not limited to, tobacco, cholesterol checks, blood pressure checks, mammograms, grief and loss, alcohol, heroin, marijuana, proper disposal of medications, mental health, suicide, and more.

Connect with the Educators:

Dennis Southers | (757) 385-0819 | 

Patricia Crumrine | (757) 385-0815 | 

Robert Hewitt Jr. | (757) 385-0811 |

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