PRESS RELEASES

Release Date: August 1, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health aims to locate permanent supportive housing for 245 homeless adolescents in central Virginia

Release Date: July 13, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health Opens Wellness Treatment Center

Release Date: May 9, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health opens first Project LINK site in the Lynchburg area.

Release Date: May 3, 2022

Horizon Recognizes May as National Mental Health Awareness Month

Release Date: April 26, 2022

Local Drug Take Back Effort Led By Horizon Behavioral Health and Local Law Enforcement

Release Date: March 14, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health Responds to School-Based Needs in Bedford, VA

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health Receives Federal Grant to Expand Lynchburg Drug Court

Release Date: January 16, 2022

Horizon Behavioral Health Announces Chief Executive Officer

Release Date: October 20, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health Partners with Local Law Enforcement to Collect Unused and Expired Prescription Medications

Release Date: September 22, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health Honors National Recovery Month

Release Date: September 2, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health CEO Damien Cabezas Announces Resignation

Release Date: August 30, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Release Date: July 26, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health Launches Summer Community Health Outreach Initiative to Provide Information and Resources to Underserved Communities in Central Virginia

Release Date: June 21, 2021

Horizon Receives New Grant to Help Find Homes For People with Severe Mental Illness

Release Date: April 30, 2021

Horizon Behavioral Health is awarded an $800,000 Federal Health Grant that will provide outreach and treatment in rural, Central Virginia!

Release Date: February 13, 2019

Horizon To Hold a Gala to Celebrate 50 Years of Serving The Community

Release Date: July 7, 2018

Horizon Adds myStrength's Digital Self-Care Resources to its Behavioral Health Treatments

Release Date:  September 26, 2017
Horizon Behavioral Health Receives a $2.2 million Grant To Serve Homeless Youth and Young Adults

Release Date: May 18, 2017
Horizon Participates in National Summer Food Service Program

Release Date:  May 1, 2017
Addressing Risk Factors During Mental Health Month
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

Release Date:  April 27, 2017
Horizon To Open Recovery Residence For Women On May 1

Release Date:  March 27, 2017
Horizon Addresses Opioid Epidemic with Expansion of Residential Recovery Services
FACT SHEET

Release Date:  March 20, 2017
Talent Competition To Bring National Spotlight

Release Date:  February 23, 2017
Horizon Behavioral Health Receives International Accreditation

Release Date:  December 14, 2016
HBH Partners with the YMCA For CEO/ Wellness Challenge

Release Date:  October 11, 2016
Horizon Brings Bocce To Lynchburg and Kicks Out Stigma

Release Date:  September 21, 2016  
Horizon and OrthoVA Enter Innovative Partnership

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

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

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

Times Virginian - Professor involved in mental health service – May 6, 2021

News & Advance – Lynchburg nurse recognized with award for the importance of speaking up – May 4, 2021

Liberty News - Liberty professor to participate in $800,000 grant to offer mental health services in rural Central Virginia – April 30, 2021

ABC 13 News - LPD, Horizon hosts annual National Drug Take Back Day – April 24, 2021

WFXR - Law enforcement, organizations across southwest and central Virginia gear up for Drug Take Back Day – April 23, 2021

ROANOKE TIMES - Local family drug courts prove effective in family reunification – January 23, 2021

10 NEWS - Horizon Behavioral Health gives free resources, yard signs during Mental Health Matters week – September 2, 2020

WSET - Local Mental Health Resource Celebrates New Appomattox Location - June 26, 2019

News and Advance - As mental health orders climb, Lynchburg police struggle to stay on city streets - May 4, 2019

News and Advance - Area Officials: CVTC's reuse a regional priority

WSLS - Horizon Behavioral Health Participating In Drug Take Back Day - April 26, 2019

News and Advance - Homelessness is on the rise but new services are shrinking the time it takes to get re-housed - March 9, 2019

News and Advance - Sentate subcommittee rejects CVTCC bill - February 21, 2019

News and Advance - Central Virginia Continuum of Care seeks collaboration with faith community - February 19, 2019

WSET - Dreary winter weather can contribute to seasonal depression - January 29, 2019

News and Advance - Peake renews effort to keep CVTC open for those needing high levels of care - January 12, 2019

News and Advance - Horizon offers to lease CVTC buildings; plan would provide care for some residents - January 8, 2019

News and Advance - Very fragile residents remain at CVTC - January 2, 2019

WSET - Services available for those who want to get clean in the new year - January 2, 2019

WSET - Horizon opens new location dedicated to crisis stabilization for children - September 26, 2018

News and Advance - Horizon to open new Concord facility for children - September 8, 2018

News and Advance - Horizon to provide treatment app to clients - July 16, 2018

News and Advance - Governor appoints Horizon Behavioral Health CEO to advisory board - July 15, 2018

WSLS -Lynchburg Organization using Technology ot battle Beahvioral Health - July 12, 2018

News and Advance - Letters to the Editor for Saturday, June 30, 2018: A daily struggle with depression - June 30, 2018

WDBJ - Organizations target growing homeless youth population in Lynchburg - June 8, 2018

News and Advance -Campbell County school counselors, psychologist share concerns over growing mental health needs in the division - May 12, 2018

News and Advance - Conversation On Opioid Addiction Unites Lynchburg Stakeholders - March 1, 2018

WLNI - Recovery Month - September 2017 - Commercial

WIQO - Mental Health Month - May 5 - May 15, 2017 - About the Month   Events for the Month

STAT News - How Virginia dramatically expanded treatment options for addiction - May 3, 2017

WDBJ7 - Horizon Behavioral Health Looking to Eliminate Mental Health Stigma - May 2, 2017

News and Advance - Virginia Launches Next Effort In Fight To Stop Opioid Epidemic - April 22, 2017

WIQO - Brian and Mari in the Morning - CEO, Damien Cabezas, talks about Horizon's Residential Substance Use Expansion

WSET - Living In The Heart of Virginia - A tour of Horizon's Expansion of Residential Substance Use.

EVENTS

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