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2023

Good News Exchange - Transforming Mental Health Care - December 2023

WFXR - Handling gambling addiction: Experts say it’s becoming more important to teach youth about risk - December 29, 2023

WFXR - Horizon promoting responsible gifting for youth and tossing away scratcher presents - December 14, 2023

WFXR - ‘It was frightening’: Amherst mom speaks out after son eats gummy bears exposed to fentanyl - December 13, 2023

WLNI - WLNI - Gabriella Smith Talks New Crisis Receiving Center - September 28, 2023

WSET - 'How do we support you:' BrightView Addiction Treatment Center recognized Bedford County's Family Drug Court program - September 29, 2023

WDBJ - Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Overdose response kits now available over-the-counter - September 22nd, 2023

Cardinal News - Demand for mental health services is growing. Regional health providers are expanding to meet it. - September 18, 2023

WSET - Horizon Behavioral Health held its 2nd annual 'Ride of Our Lives' event - September 17, 2023

News Advance - Riding for Our Lives fills city streets - September 16, 2023

Altavista Journal - Ride of Our Lives set for September 16 - September 14, 2023

Altavista Journal - Horizon announces plans for Crisis Receiving Center in Lynchburg - September 14, 2023

Bedford Bulletin - Horizon announces plans for Crisis Receiving Center - September 6, 2023

News and Advance - Horizon announces plans for Crisis Receiving Center in Lynchburg - September 1, 2023

Becker's Behavioral Health - Horizon Behavioral Health to open crisis center in Virginia - August 31, 2023

Times Virginian - New substance use treatment model for adolescents - August 31,2023

WFXR - International Overdose Awareness Day: Local organization hosts free overdose & Narcan training - August 31, 2023

WSET - Horizon launches Crisis Receiving Center in Lynchburg to combat Virginia's mental health crisis - August 30, 2023

WFXR - Horizon Behavioral Health and Amherst County partner to combat substance abuse in schools - August 23, 2023

Times Virginian - Horizon nominated for ‘2023 Best Places to Work’ - July 17, 2023

Lynchburg Business Magazine - Guidance In The Storm - July 1, 2023

ABC 13 News - Virginia is facing a serious shortage of Mental Health Professionals - June 15, 2023

Times Virginian - Appomattox County school staff attend opioid overdose training session - May 25, 2023

WFXR - Depression rates skyrocket, women and young adults hit hardest: Gallup poll - May 18, 2023

WFXR - Local organizations step in to reduce youth violence in the Hill City - May 5, 2023

WSET - Horizon Behavioral Health announce 2nd annual Fentanyl Awareness Day, free Narcan - May 5, 2023

WDBJ7 - Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday - April 21, 2023

WLNI - National Drug Take Back Day - April 21, 2023

WFXR - 3-year-old hit, killed by car in Lynchburg - April 18, 2023

News & Advance - Horizon Behavioral Health participating in National Drug Take Back Day - April 18, 2023

LRBA - National Drug Take Back Day - April 19, 2023

WFXR - Roanoke City ranked 2nd in the nation for non-fatal overdoses - April 17, 2023

WSET - Lynchburg students awarded 'Key Champion Award' for efforts in substance abuse prevention - April 7, 2023

WLNI - Plug Away Monday: Horizon Behavioral Health and Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra - March 28, 2023

WSET 13 News - Helping healthcare workers: Mellow Mushroom delivers free pizzas from pi day promo - March 22, 2023

WSET 13 News - 'Pie for A Pie:' Mellow Mushroom uses Pi Day to give back to healthcare heroes - March 13, 2023

WSET 13 News - Horizon selected as 1st agency to implement Family Check-Up (FCU) model in Virginia - March 10, 2023

Liberty Champion - Professors and graduate student represented Liberty at Portugal Seminar - March 6, 2023

WDBJ 7 News - Kids are silent a lot when they’re struggling’: Youth Summit in Lynchburg hopes to empower young people - March 5, 2023

News & Advance - Taking the Lead' youth summit held in Lynchburg - March 4, 2023

WSET 13 News - The Jubilee Center hosts social media safety workshop - March 4, 2023

Times Virginian - Horizon Behavioral Health receives 3-year accreditation - February 17, 2023

WFIR Radio - Local behavioral health organization receives international honor - February 15, 2023

ABC 13 News - Horizon Behavioral Health has been awarded accreditation by CARF International - February 13, 2023

News & Advance - Crisis receiving center planned for Lynchburg region gaining momentum - February 11, 2023

Times Virginian - ACPS one of five school districts eligible for Horizon scholarship to trauma conference in Houston - February 10, 2023

WSET 13 News - Horizon Behavioral Health to offer scholarships to Central Virginia educators - February 6, 2023

2022

Times Virginian - Tips to keep adolescents from gambling addiction - December 26, 2022

Smith Mountain Eagle - Tips listed to prevent adolescents from forming gambling addiction - December 23, 2022

WSET News - Horizon Behavioral Health shares importance of 'gifting responsibly' this holiday season - December 19, 2022

WSET's Living In The Heart of Virginia - Spot the Signs of Struggle This Holiday Season - December 19, 2022

WFXR News - Behavioral health experts warn against gifting lottery tickets to youths - December 12, 2022

WDBJ - Talking to your loved one about mental health around the holidays - December 9, 2022

WFXR News - Revive Training offers resources to fight overdoses - December 8, 2022

WFXR News - Experts share advice on managing mental health during the holiday season - December 8, 2022

News & Advance - Horizon adds new psychiatric nurse - December 1, 2022

WSET 13 News - Horizon recognizes World AIDS Day, highlights free HIV/HEP-C testing - December 1, 2022

WFXR News - Horizon Behavioral Health to honor Worlds AIDs Day - December 1, 2022

WSET 13 News - Horizon adds new staff member to address mental health professional shortage in Lynchburg - November 29, 2022

Times Virginian - Horizon discusses local drug/mental health problems at Appomattox Town Council meeting - November 17, 2022

WDBJ 7 News - Lynchburg Police Department hosts event for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 29, 2022

News & Advance - Horizon Behavioral Health, Altavista police partner for new medication disposal drop box - October 29, 2022

WDBJ 7 News - Lynchburg Police partner with Horizon for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 29, 2022

WLNI Radio's Best of the Burg - Partnering For Good: Horizon Behavioral Health - October 28, 2022

WSET 13 News - Horizon to promote National Drug Take Back Day across Central Virginia - October 26, 2022

WFXR Fox News - Lynchburg Police department to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 25, 2022

WSET 13 News - LPD partners with Horizon for 'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day' - October 24, 2022

News & Advance - Lynchburg Police Department partnering with Horizon to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 24, 2022

WSET 13 News - Horizon Behavioral Health holds grand opening ceremony for new Lynchburg facilities - October 14, 2022

WFXR News - Horizon Behavioral Health brings new treatment centers to Lynchburg - October 14, 2022

WSET 13 News - Horizon Behavioral Health welcomes new psychiatric provider to Bedford - September 28, 2022

WSLS 10 News - New pharmacy set to open at Horizon Wellness Center in Bedford - September 23, 2022

WFXR News - "Ride of our Lives" event held in Lynchburg for Suicide Prevention Awareness - September 17, 2022

Smith Mountain Eagle - Horizon relocates its Women's Recovery Residence to Bedford - September 15, 2022 

ABC 13 News - 'David liked the outside:' Man donates gazebo to Horizon to honor late brother - September 13, 2022

ABC 10 News - Amherst County man honors late brother through special gift for residents with intellectual & developmental disabilities - September 13, 2022

ABC 13 News - Horizon relocates Women's Recovery Program to Bedford - September 7, 2022

ABC 10 News - Horizon Behavioral Health opens women's recovery center in Bedford - September 7, 2022

News & Advance - Lynchburg-area specialists, survivors speak out on drug overdose as fentanyl's rise continues - August 31, 2022

WSLS 10 News - Lynchburg conference provides resources on International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31, 2022

Fox News (WFXR) - Central Virginia leaders raise awareness about overdoses, provide resources - August 30, 2022

ABC 13 News - Horizon teams up with Lynchburg leaders, offers REVIVE training for overdose awareness - August 29th, 2022

ABC 13 News - Horizon brings back free yard signs, resiliency resources ahead of school year - August 11, 2022

ABC 10 News - Horizon Behavioral Health starts campaign to help students struggling with mental health - August 11, 2022

ABC 13 News - Horizon welcomes 2 new wellness centers in Lynchburg - July 12, 2022

ABC 13 News - 2 new Horizon Wellness Centers open in the Hill City - July 12, 2022

WFXR News - Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce hosting annual job fair - June 23, 2022

LRBA All For Business Podcast - Talking Mental Health With New Horizon Behavioral Health CEO, Melissa Lucy: Mental Health Awareness Month - May 31, 2022

News & Advance - Five graduates of Lynchburg Drug Court celebrated by local officials, support staff - May 28, 2022

WSLS 10 News - Lynchburg community leaders share ways you can talk to your kids about the deadly Texas shooting - May 26, 2022

WDBJ7 News - Project LINK to help relieve growing problem in Lynchburg area, health organization says - May 11, 2022

WSLS 10 News - Horizon Behavioral Health to start program for pregnant, postpartum women battling substance abuse - May 9, 2022

WDBJ 7 - Horizon Behavioral Health first to implement Project LINK in Lynchburg area - April 11, 2022

News & Advance - Grant will expand mental health services for Bedford County public schools students - March 17, 2022

WSET - Horizon expanding mental health services for Bedford County Schools - March 14, 2022

WSLS - Horizon Behavioral Health shines light on developmental disabilities awareness month - March 8, 2022

WDBJ 7 News - Mother advocates for more conversations as part of developmental disabilies awareness month - March 3, 2022

WSET 13 News - law enforcement, lawmakers work toward solution to mental health crisis in Virginia - February 23, 2022

The News & Advance - Lynchburg's Adult Drug Court to expand with help from federal grant - February 18, 2022

WDBJ7 - Lynchburg Adult Drug Court adds 15 slots with $2 million federal grant - February 16, 2022

ABC 10 News - Lynchburg schools providing counseling services as more kids struggle with mental health - February 7, 2022

ABC 13 News - Rise in Lynchburg area students receiving therapy in schools - February 8, 2022

News & Advance - Horizon Behavioral Health Announces CEO - February 3, 2022

2021

WSET - Living In The Heart of Virginia - Mental Health Matters at Horizon Behavioral Health - December 26, 2021

WSLS 10 News - Lynchburg agencies shopped for Christmas gifts with local kids through 'Shop with a Hero' event - December 20, 2021

ABC 13 News - Deadliest year for drug overdoses; new CDC data shows alarming numbers - November 18, 2021

WFXR News - Drug Take Back Day events taking place across southwest, central Virginia on Saturday - October 22, 2021

WFXR News - Mental health crisis in Lynchburg linked to pandemic, placing burden on first responders and hospitals - October 17, 2021

WSLS 10 News - Holiday season prompting increase in demand for mental health services - October 13, 2021

WSET 10 News - Lynchburg recovery organizations spread awareness about substance abuse - October 8, 2021

ABC 13 NEWS - Your Child's Mental Health Matters - September 23, 2021

WSLS 10 NEWS - Lynchburg organizations change stigma of getting addiction help during National Recovery Month - September 23, 2021

WSLS 10 NEWS - Lynchburg sees a drop in substance abuse among high school students - September 21, 2021

News & Advance - Horizon Behavioral Health CEO announces resignation – September 2, 2021

ABC 13 NEWS - Protecting youth from the dangers of abusing over-the-counter medicine – August 23, 2021

ABC 13 NEWS - Locking up medications key to keeping your family safe - August 23, 2021

ABC 13 NEWS - Your kids and over-the-counter medicine abuse – August 23, 2021

ABC 1 NEWS - 'The Otter Bus' to offer public transit in Bedford – August 18, 2021

News & Advance - Public transit bus set to launch in town of Bedford – August 17, 2021

News & Advance - One Community, One Voice partners with public safety for back to school event in Brookneal – August 12, 2021

10 News - Lynchburg healthcare workers help people deal with emotional toll of the pandemic – August 3, 2021

WTVM 9 NEWS - Mental wellness tips for transitioning back from virtual learning – July 23, 2021

10 NEWS - Lynchburg coalition to host Hope in Motion event, raising awareness for suicide prevention – July 16, 2021

ABC 13 NEWS - Valor Farms helps veterans overcome PTSD – June 27, 2021

ABC 13 News - Virginia lacking in-patient beds to treat post-pandemic addiction - June 25, 2021

SBC NEWS - Admissions Blog: Meet our two summer interns – June 24, 2021

WDBJ 7 News - Horizon Behavioral Health Awarded Funds to Help People with Severe Mental Illness - June 22, 2021

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