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Crisis Intervention Training

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Thrilled to have hosted another Crisis Intervention Training on site at Spectrum this week, supporting and training local law enforcement in crisis intervention. CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support they need.

Thank you to all who attended and all who presented. So proud of the amazing men and women who make a difference in our community!

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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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Dear ME

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Dear Me

Dear Me,

I’m writing you a letter from the future. Twenty years down the road. The future is an amazing place-I can’t wait for you to see it! The advances in medicine and science will blow your mind, however, be warned, we don’t have hovercrafts yet, your cell phone will still lose battery power at the worst possible time, and you will still have to wait in the line at the DMV.

But I’m not sending you a letter from the future to talk about any of that-you’ll find all that out soon enough.

No, I’m here to talk to you about YOU.

I know you’re going through some stuff right now, and it’s hard. Some days are harder than others; I remember it well. I can still feel the anxiety and the worry and the stress like it was yesterday. The sleepless nights are especially difficult. Make sure you keep some Chamomile tea on hand; it tends to help.

And you don’t know this yet, you really have no way of knowing because you’re still living it, but trust me…it will get better. It will. It might not feel like it right now, but see, dear ME, that’s just the thing: Now is just now-it’s not Always.

That’s the message I need you to hear.

You need to be kinder to yourself

You need to recognize that you are a worthy and wonderful human being, but you are human and with that humanity comes problems from time to time.

You need to realize that every one has problems of some sort. Everyone. Some wear them on the outside for the world to see, but many keep them tucked away, out of view. It doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

You need to remember that you are not alone. Ever.

And lastly, you need to remember that you have a future down the road, a future that you can make into anything you want it to be. No one writes the ending of your story but you.

So, take cheer, dear Me. You’ve got this.

Sincerely,

Me

(PS. And you might want to rethink eating that hot dog you’ll buy at the gas station on your next road trip. Trust me on this.)

 

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