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Family to Family Classes to Begin SOON!

March 5, 2020

Our next Family to Family program is being planned for March or April.  We have some potential attendees already on our list and we will begin to contact those people. However, if you are interested in attending, please call our NAMI phone line 505-395-6204 or email This is a Free Program.  Learn more: HERE […]

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Inside Out’s First Exhibition @ Meow Wolf

Inside Out represents artists living with mental illness and showcases the talent and creativity of this community of artists. Join them for their first ever opening at Meow Wolf. Date: Opening Night, Friday March 6th Time: 5-8PM Location: Meow Wolf @ 1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe Show runs until April 17th. All art is for sale! […]

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Peer to Peer Classes to Begin Soon!

Peer to Peer is back!!!!  We finally have a trained Peer to Peer Leader to lead the class.  We have had a list of interested people for some time that we will begin to call to see if you are still interested.  If you are not on our list (or don’t know if you are […]

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Special Fundraiser to Solarize Casa Milagro

March 2, 2020

In 2019, New Mexico’s rise in homeless population was the highest in the nation. Casa Milagro has been a shining example of a positive refuge in Santa Fe since 1995 for formerly homeless adults challenged with mental health issues needing long-term housing. Join Casa Milagro on Thursday, March 12th for a screening of the Sundance Official […]

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Info Meeting: Southwestern College Treatment Resources

  Information Meeting Announcement: Southwestern College Treatment Resources Featuring: Michelle Lynn, M.A., LMHC Michelle Lynne began the counseling program at Southwestern after teaching elementary school off and on for 12 years in the public schools of New Mexico. Throughout the process of her personal explorations, she realized that she really wanted to help others on their […]

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Info Meeting Re-Scheduled Due to Weather!

February 10, 2020

Due to Reports of Extreme Weather Conditions on Tuesday, February 11th, we will not be holding our Information Meeting: Mental Illness & Creativity. This meeting has be re-scheduled for the following Tuesday, February 18th, at 6PM. The new meeting announcement can be viewed below: A Discussion on Mental Illness and Creativity Part II Are Mental […]

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Santa Fe County: Update on New BH Services

February 8, 2020

Greetings: In 2014 Santa Fe County developed a Health Action Plan designed to establish priorities and guide the County in health care spending.  In 2015 we released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Mobile Crisis Services, and a contract was subsequently issued to Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS).  Over the past five years PMS has actively […]

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Behavioral Health Week Stronger Together 2020 Award Winners 

Behavioral Health Peers, Advocates, Families, Providers, and Supporters as we came together in Santa Fe to lead the charge for improving Behavioral Health in New Mexico. Several community members were awarded for their work in Behavioral Health, including Rachel Nelson and Tom Starke. The full list of award winners is presented below. Star Award Recipients  […]

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NAMIWalks 2020 Announcement

February 5, 2020

Dear Community, We invite you to join us for our annual NAMIWalks event on Saturday, May 2nd, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. This year, we are celebrating 18 years of NAMIWalks: the nation’s single largest fundraiser for mental health awareness that takes place in over 80 communities. NAMIWalks is a fun, family- and dog-friendly […]

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NAMI Presents: Patch Adams @ The Jean Cocteau Cinema

Please join NAMI Santa Fe as we partner with the Jean Cocteau Cinema for a screening of “Patch Adams”, tonight at 5:45 PM! This event will raise funds desperately needed by NAMI for the research and tools to educate others on mental illness and those affected by mind altering diseases. Tickets are only $5! Synopsis: After struggling […]

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Info Meeting: Mental Illness & Creativity Part II

January 20, 2020

A Discussion on Mental Illness and Creativity – Developmental Considerations Part II Dr. Kalbfleich returns to discuss the fascinating topic: are mental illness and creativity connected?   Learn about the similarities and also the tipping points that either fall toward productive creative flow or perseveration, how age and brain development factor into the mix, and […]

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Holiday Party – Save the Date!

November 6, 2019

Let us thank you for your support!  Date: Tuesday, December 10th (in lieu of our normally scheduled information meeting) Time: 6 – 8:30 PM Location: 313 Camino Alire Common Room Featuring: Soups, Stews & holiday cheer!

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November Information Meeting

New Insights on Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Genetics to Brain Circuits and Promising New Treatments Date:  Tuesday, November 12th Time: 6 – 7:30 pm Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office 313 Camino Alire, #307 Santa Fe, NM Featuring: Dr. Nora Perrone-Bizzozero Dr. Nora Perrone-Bizzozero is a Professor of Neurosciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her presentation will first discuss […]

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Special Screening of “Stripes” @ The Jean Cocteau 

Special Screening of “Stripes” @ The Jean Cocteau  Date: Monday, November 11 Time:  Doors open at 5:00 PM, Raffle will run until 5:45, Film begins at 6 Location: Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM Ticket sales and Concessions benefit NAMI Santa Fe Join NAMI Santa Fe for a special screening of “Stripes” starring Bill Murray on Veteran’s Day! This event […]

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NAMI Peer to Peer

October 1, 2019

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a FREE, 8-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches. NAMI Peer-to-Peer […]

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Information Meeting

A Discussion on Mental Illness and Creativity -Developmental Considerations Tuesday, October 15th (A week later than our usually scheduled information meetings) Time: 6 – 7:30 pm Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office 313 Camino Alire, #307 Santa Fe, NM Featuring: Layne Kalbfleisch, M.Ed., Ph.D. Are mental illness and creativity connected?  Yes and no.  Learn about the similarities and also the […]

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NAMI Santa Fe Film Series

A Beautiful Mind @ the Jean Cocteau Help us Celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week! Date: Tuesday, October 8th Time: 7:00 PM Location: Jean Cocteau Cinema 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM Tickets only $5! Ticket sales and Concessions will benefit NAMI Santa Fe Learn More * Please note, this film will occur during our regularly scheduled information meeting time. Our October information meeting: A Discussion on Mental […]

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Opening Night Artist’s Reception Inside Out represents artists with mental illness and showcases the talent and creativity of this community of artists, peers, and allies. Date: October 4th & 5th Time: 7:00 PM Location: El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe 555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501 The exhibit runs until October 24,  free & open to the […]

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Preventing suicide

September 1, 2019

We read with interest the editorial in the Aug. 19 New Mexican (“Changing suicide hotline number would save lives,” Our View, Aug. 19). The article supported a possible change by the Federal Communications Commission from the current 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to a simple “988” phone number.Just as there is a 911 number to call for […]

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PEER 2019 – Peer Enhancement Education Round-Up

August 7, 2019

Tuesday, August 27th PEER 2019 – Peer Enhancement Education Round-Up August 27th, 2019  CNM Workforce Training Center Eagle Rock Rd. Albuquerque NMDOH has partnered with CNM Workforce Training Center to host a specialty enhancement event for Certified Peer Support Specialist, Community Health Workers, Community Health Representatives, and the providers that have or are initialing programs that utilize […]

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Family to Family to Begin in September

August 5, 2019

Starting in September! Announcing a new Family to Family Class.  Register now to get on the list! Time: TBA Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office  313 Camino Alire, #307 Santa Fe, NM LEARN MORE

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Thank you to Artist William Haskell

A special thank you to Mr. William Haskell who held his studio gallery open on Friday evening July 19 and so generously donated 50% of his art sales that evening and week to NAMI Santa Fe.  Thank you to Barbara Sanchez, Riesha Fiorina, and Jessica Shover for their contributions of wine, water, and effort for […]

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What to Expect when Calling 911 in Santa Fe County

Approximately one in four calls the City of Santa Fe Fire Department (SFFD) responds to are for behavioral health issues. In this presentation, Andrés Mercado (Mobile Integrated Health Officer for SFFD), Chief Padilla, Sheriff Mendoza, and representatives from the RECC will explain what family members can expect from SFFD personnel on a 911 call. Andrés […]

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Santa Fe County Partners w/ New Mexico Solutions to Provide Behavioral Health Services for Youth

Santa Fe County—The Santa Fe County Community Services Department (CSD) in partnership with New Mexico Solution Inc., is pleased to announce the startup of a much needed service for children with behavioral health needs in Santa Fe County.  New Mexico Solutions Inc., is preparing to offer Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services, a Medicaid service that is […]

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Santa Fe County Core Leadership Team

In 2018, the Santa Fe County Community Services Department engaged the community in developing a Behavioral Health Strategic Plan for our County. The Plan emphasized the need for the County to take a leadership role in developing a comprehensive system of behavioral health services to better meet the needs of the community by creating a […]

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County Plans to Lead Efforts to Develop a Comprehensive System of Services

July 7, 2019

July, 2019—Santa Fe County— The Santa Fe County Community Services Department released their Behavioral Health Strategic Plan in May of this year, “Leadership and Services 2019-2024”.  The plan, developed in partnership with Hyde and Associates, creates a leadership role for the County in developing a comprehensive system of community based services for people with behavioral […]

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As our Annual Meeting approaches, I want to thank all our volunteers who continue to provide their time, energy, and passion to supporting our mission; as well as our donors and members for their financial contributions – as without those, we could not do as much as we have done.  I also want you to […]

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Early Intervention in First Episode Psychosis – Info Meeting

Tuesday July 9th Early Intervention in First Episode Psychosis  Featuring: Professor Caroline Bonham Vice-Chair, UNM Psychiatry Dept. Time: 6-7:30 PM Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office 313 Camino Alire, #307 Santa Fe, NM Facebook Live Stream Begins at 6:10 PM There is emerging evidence that comprehensive intervention services for youth and young adults who experience symptoms of psychosis can […]

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Christus St. Vincent Makes Major Improvements

June 7, 2019

After years of intense work, Christus St. Vincent has been recognized by the federal government and the major private sector quality assessment organization for the provision of outstanding service and care. Additionally, Christus St. Vincent has announced a formal relationship with the Mayo Clinic for backup and referral on complex cases. Within the behavioral health […]

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SF County’s Behavioral Health Plan

SANTA FE COUNTY RELEASES ITS 2019-2024 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN Santa Fe County recently released its Behavioral Health strategic plan, a document which uses the results of a gap analysis to identify areas in need of service augmentation and/or improvement. The report highlights the following: · Priority areas In need of special attention are prevention […]

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