Remembering Dede Rogers

March 23, 2019

March 9, 2019 Dorothy Jo (Dede) Rogers, 60, died instantly when she was struck by a car in Huntington Beach, California on  March 9, 2019.   Dede was born July 8, 1958 in Greenwich, Conn. to Dorothy Dannemiller Rogers, artist and gallerist,  and the late  Robert D. Rogers, President of Rogers & Rogers, Inc., a financial […]

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Information Meeting: Patient Confidentiality

March 1, 2019

The topic of our March information meeting is: Patient Confidentiality and Getting the Information Families Need Featuring: Deborah Altschul, PhD, UNM Psychiatry Dept. Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 6-7:30 PM Facebook Live Stream Begins at 6:10 PM Dr. Altschul is a psychologist who is a faculty member at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Community […]

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Women’s Issues: Living with Mental Illness

February 4, 2019

Profound pain and shame make it extremely difficult to share publicly my mental illness.  This essay is no exception.  My greatest hope is for women to shift from denial or ignorance to acknowledgement, embracing me as I cope daily with my mental illness. This is a critical shift in thinking.  Some of you may recognize […]

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Info Meeting: How to Care for Someone Just Stabilized After A Mental Health Crisis

Featuring: Melissa Powers, Behavioral Health Unit Director, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 6-7:30 PM Melissa Powers RN, M.Ed. is a caregiver to her elderly father who has suffered with chronic mental illness since childhood. She first entered the mental health field as an outpatient case manager for a community mental health […]

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No One Said This Was Easy: Managing Enduring Conflict in Mental Illness

January 31, 2019

Presentation by Dr. Frank J. Pieri, MD Review by Martha Cooke Last Tuesday I attended the information evening event for NAMI Santa Fe at Camino Alire. My goal was to keep up to date with a current topic and this from the UNM School of Medicine presented by an associate professor of psychiatry, to Dr […]

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Thank You Santa Fe Community Foundation!

January 3, 2019

Special thank you to the Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation for a Donor Advised Grant in the amount of $250.  We feel proud that we are able to serve our community as a volunteer organization, but can only do so with generosity of those who believe in our work.

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Holiday Party Success!

January 1, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 Holiday Party! A special thank you to those who participated in the party planning. Also, thank thank you to all board members and volunteers who brought soups, desserts and holiday spirit. We hope to see you next year! 

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Minds Interrupted Monologues in Los Alamos

2019.01.07_LosAlamos_Flyer An evening of monologues 6:30 PM, Monday, January 7th  Los Alamos Little Theatre 1670 Nectar Street Los Alamos, NM $10 Admission Tickets: Call 505-982- 0904 or purchase at the door on the night of the performance  

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January Information Meeting: Serious Mental Illness, Treatment Stages and Options

December 30, 2018

Featuring: Dr. Frank Pieri, UNM Psychiatry Dept. January 15th 6-7:30 PM *NOW ON TUESDAYS* Dr. Pieri has had a distinguished career in psychiatry over the past 32 years, graduating from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1982 and completing his psychiatry residency at the University of Chicago. During his career he has shown a […]

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Hospital Committee Transition to New Leadership

For many years, John and Peggy Harnisch have led and participated in NAMI Santa Fe’s Hospital Committee, in conjunction with Christus St. Vincent. The goal of this committee is to improve relations between the hospital and Santa Fe’s Mental Health Community.  NAMI Santa Fe thanks John and Peggy for working tirelessly on our behalf and […]

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Legislative Committee Update: Criminal Justice System Reforms 

Over the summer and fall, the Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee has been preparing comprehensive reform legislation of the criminal justice system. They have also been holding hearings. According to the NM Political Report, 2019 could be a year when, “New Mexico lawmakers pass a slate of criminal justice reform efforts that were previously blocked by […]

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NM Attorney General Conducts Review of Police Body Camera Use

Dan Nickelson Reports: In 2018 the General Assembly instructed the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General to conduct a review of issues surrounding the use/non-use of police body cameras. A task force was convened, consisting with a wide variety of stakeholders, including NAMI.  The task force has just completed its work, found the subject […]

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Information Meeting! SF Community Guidance Center

November 3, 2018

What You Need to Know About the Santa Fe Community Guidance Center  Featuring: Mary Beth Huberman November 12th 6-7:30 PM All meetings and support groups are held at 313 Camino Alire Room #307 Santa Fe, NM 87501 in the building known as Dragonstone

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S Word Success!

Despite terrible weather, scheduling issues and a tough topic, Santa Fe showed up for The S Word. Thank you to all who supported this important event! We would like to especially thank Cheryl Brown, the film’s executive producer who made this event a reality. Thank you also to our guest panelists including: Dr. Mauricio Tohen, Professor […]

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Panelists announced for the S Word Q and A Panel Discussion!

October 7, 2018

Don’t forget to reserve your tickets for The S Word, a documentary that dares to open a discussion around suicide. Note: there have been some schedule changes to our S Word screenings. Please see changes in red.  Sunday, October 14th, 2018 Reception 5:15 pm Film 6:00 pm Q&A 7:15 pm or Tuesday, October 16th Film 5:30 and 7:30 […]

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Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Feedback Session

Persons in Recovery (PIRs) are invited to participate in Santa Fe County’s Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Feedback Session on October 15. Santa Fe County is drafting a strategic plan for behavioral health and seeks input from Persons in Recovery (PIRs). The County will hold a feedback session at the NAMI Santa Fe office for PIRs. […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 7-13

CureStigma In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of “CureStigma” throughout all awareness events, including Mental Illness Awareness Week which takes place from Oct. 7–13. Why this cause is important: One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that […]

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QPR Gatekeeper Training: Practical and Proven Suicide Prevention Training

September 25, 2018

NAMI Santa Fe invites you to attend QPR Gatekeeper Training  Presented by: Jacquelyn Dougherty, DOH Date/Time: October 8th, 6 pm Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office 313 Camino Alire Unit #307 Training lasts 90 minutes This is a free training, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by registering using the link below.  REGISTER NOW What […]

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2019 Legislative Priorities Request

The Legislative Committee of NAMI-NM would like to ensure that our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts reflect the needs and interests of all affiliates, as best as possible. Broadly, the committee functions to carry out NAMI national’s guiding policy platform (link for more information:, in the state of New Mexico. Specifically, we aim to […]

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Party in the Park with Presbyterian

Join Presbyterian for a fun day of FREE family and kids’ activities, live music, games, prizes and much more. Tour the new medical center. Drawings for prizes and giveaways. Date: Saturday, September 22nd Time: 11-3 pm Location: Presbyterian Health Park Parking off-site with complimentary front door shuttles every ten minutes Santa Fe, NM

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Special Screening of THE S WORD

Coming October 14th… From the creator of Of Two Minds comes a film that tackles one of the most unfashionable and cloistered issues of our time…Suicide. Location: Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 Reception: 4:39 PM Film 5:15 PM Get a whole new take on Suicide… See the film… Stay […]

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We Want Your Input! Membership Input Session August 13th 

August 1, 2018

Greetings NAMI Members!  This August will kick off NAMI Santa Fe’s next year in working to improve care for the mentally ill and their families. Before we begin work on our strategic plan, we would like to know what you think about our programs and services. Please join us for our next public information meeting […]

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Skateopolis Art Show Benefits NAMI Santa Fe

Sometimes the most unexpected kindness comes and overwhelms us all!  NAMI Santa Fe recently experienced just that! Bobby Beals from Kamagraph Skateboards., Casey Michelson from Downtown Subscription, and Damon Archuleta from Initiate Skateboarding amazed the community with their generosity by hosting a month long art show with several local artists contributing their work on skateboard […]

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