Georgia Metzger receives Behavioral Health award

Georgia Metzger of Winslow has been named the Year 2000 recipient of the Leta Glacy/ Cecel Lockhart-Smith Memorial Award. This prestigious annual award for outstanding community services is given by the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA), the funding entity for public sector behavioral health services throughout northern Arizona.

Mrs. Metzger is a long time member of the Board of Directors of Community Counseling Centers, Inc. (CCC), the behavioral health agency in Navajo County. She has served the behavioral health community in a volunteer capacity since the mid-1960's when she and a small group of concerned Winslow citizens envisioned the growing need for behavioral health services in our northern Arizona communities. These services are now available in Winslow, Holbrook and Show Low through CCC.

An avid spokesperson for, and supporter of behavioral health programs, Mrs. Metzger has played key roles over the years to help foster further development of behavioral health facilities and services in northern Arizona. In the past, she has been chairman of the Board of Community Counseling Centers, Inc. She is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer for CCC and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority.

Georgia Metzger and her husband Wayne worked together to achieve separate facilities in Navajo County for juvenile detention, and participate in many community volunteer activities.

Pine View Behavioral Health Center, a program of CCC, has been named recipient of the Year 200 Mickey Hawley Award given by NARBHA for its innovative behavioral health inpatient program. The Pine View program integrates the treatment of individuals with both psychiatric and substance disorders by recognizing that any individual may have both a psychiatric diagnosis, such as major depression, and at the same time a substance diagnosis, such as alcohol abuse. The Pine View program, located in Show Low, acknowledges that "dual diagnoses"are often the expectation rather than the exception. Their integrated treatment philosophy is designed to simultaneously address the psychiatric and substance problems.

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