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The Moon and Healthcare

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The moon was amazing last night: an eclipse giving way to a moon covered in a reddish cast. Science explains why this occurs: the light from all the planet’s sunrises and sunsets are cast upon the moon during the middle of the eclipse, which creates that incredible orange-red glow.

We know why this beautiful moon occurs, but thinking back to thousands, or even hundreds of years ago, one can see how this event would be startling to those gazing up at the night sky. Without an understanding of why this was happening, people throughout history were left to make up their own explanations and stories. 

Mental health is a lot like that gorgeous moon.

Years ago, we had very few concrete explanations of why the body acts as it does. And when behaviors were startling, well, mankind made up its own explanations.

Today, we understand the human body and its marvelous complexities. And as technology increases, we understand it even more. We have studied and analyzed and through our discoveries, we’ve come up with solutions to make Life better for those in need.

That’s what we do at Spectrum everyday.

Our goal is to help educate our patients; to work with them as partners; to find the best healthcare solutions for mind and body.
To remove the scary and unknown from healthcare and replace it with peace of mind.

Primary care to Pediatrics to Mental Health…we do it all under one roof to make it as easy as possible for everyone to feel better.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Today begins Mental Health Awareness Week, a week designed to bring awareness and education, and what better way to start the week then with the film, “Canvas,” sponsored by Spectrum Healthcare. It is presented as part of Sedona’s Film Festival line-up and will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theater today with 4pm and 7pm showtimes. The film tells the story of how mental illness affects an entire family and is filled humor, hope and incredible performances. Click HERE to read more information.

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In addition to tonight’s film, please check the list of events occurring throughout the week; there is something for everyone and all events are FREE.
We hope you’ll join in the discussion.  Remember, the best weapon against Stigma is Education.

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Stronger than Stigma

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You know what’s stronger than stigmas? Knowledge.

May 11-16 is Mental Health Awareness Week and we ask you to join us and the Mental Health Coalition of the Verde Valley as we help spread the knowledge that can change minds. The week will be filled with panels, films, speakers and most importantly, conversations. We, at Spectrum, are proud to be involved in such a worthwhile project.

Take a look at the schedule of events and plan to attend. All events are FREE and there is something for everyone!

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