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!
The work we do at Spectrum is for our patients and our community. It’s not for awards or recognition, but we are sure are honored when we receive them.
Congratulations to our CEO, April Rhodes, who, together with Sarah Schol of The Crisis Response Network, each received the 2017 Innovation Leadership Award from The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley for their collaboration and creation of Spectrum Healthcare’s Mobile Crisis Team.
The Spectrum Mobile Crisis Team works with law enforcement and first responders 24/7 to bring the right help to those experiencing a mental health crisis in our community, re-routing individuals in crisis away from emergency rooms and jail cells, and into treatment.
Congratulations to April and Sarah for their commitment to a healthier Verde Valley!
September 10-16 is National Suicide Prevention Week and The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is partnering with Spectrum Healthcare Group to host a panel of community members who have attempted suicide and are willing to share their stories so people can better understand this trauma which is the 8th leading cause of death in Arizona. On average in Arizona, one person dies by suicide every 7 hours according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
According to Barbara Litrell, President of the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley, “We keep trying to find out what our community can do to help prevent suicide. That will be one of the questions we will ask our panelists. What could family, friends and community do to help someone experiencing the emotional crisis leading to suicide? We are really grateful to our panelists willing to share their stories.”
The program will take place on Thursday, September 14, 4:45PM-6:45PM at the Jewish Community Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Dr, Sedona. A soup supper will be served at 4:45 and the panel will begin at 5:15PM. The program is free and open to the public.
The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is an all volunteer 501C3 organization whose mission is to build support and eliminate the stigma for individuals and families challenged by mental health issues through education, outreach, advocacy, community conversations and support services. For more information, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
So proud to once again be a part of Step Up Arizona, a David’s Hope event honoring law enforcement officers for outstanding service to people in mental health crisis, judicial officers for outstanding service in criminal justice mental health collaboration, and community members who have shown outstanding leadership in growing mental health criminal justice collaboration in Arizona. And a special thank you to Sgt. Nicole Florisi from the Clarkdale Police Department for all she does for our community, AND for a smile that lights up our booth!
Our goal at Spectrum Healthcare is to help YOU feel better, and a part of that is continually assessing the needs of our community. Please click on one of these two links and take a few minutes to fill out the Yavapai Community Health Survey so that we can help you feel better…BETTER.