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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NAMI Santa Fe’s Annual Meeting

Monday, July 15th NAMI Santa Fe’s Annual Meeting Time: 5:30 pm Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office, 313 Camino Alire, Room #307 Anyone is welcomed to attend our Annual Meeting where we will be presenting a summary of all that we have accomplished in the last year. We will also be voting in our new board […]

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Info Meeting: Common Substances of Abuse

Tuesday June 11th Common substances of abuse with ‘co-occurring’ citizens Featuring: Mathias Stricherz, Adult Unit Psychologist NM Behavioral Health Institute (Las Vegas) 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 Persons with co-occurring disorders often find opportunistic or preferred substances to use in […]

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NAMIWalks May 11th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 NAMIWalks! Distance: 5k Location: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Albuquerque, NM Check in time: 8 AM Contact:

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Info Meeting: Preparing a Safety Plan

May Information Meeting: Tuesday May 14th Preparing a Safety Plan for someone with a Mental Illness Diagnosis Featuring: Molly Brack, Director, Agora Crisis Center Time: 6-7:30 PM Facebook Live Stream Begins at 6:10 PM Location: NAMI Santa Fe Office 313 Camino Alire, #307 Santa Fe, NM

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Governor Signs Important Legislation

April 4, 2019

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two very important bills that will positively impact our mental health community.     House Bill 364: An Act Relating to Corrections – Restricting the Use of Restricted Housing for an inmate who is younger than 18 years of age; an inmate who is known to be pregnant; and limitations […]

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Volunteer Opportunity

Our Psychiatrist/Psychologist List on our website is sorely out of date and requires updating.  We are looking for an individual who would like to volunteer a few hours to update our Psychiatrist List.  It would require: calling the phone numbers listed for each provider currently on the list confirming the data we currently have for […]

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Info Meeting: Genetic Contributions to Schizophrenia – A Tale of Thousands of Genes

Featuring: Nora Perrone-Bizzozero, PhD Prof. of Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences UNM Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 6-7:30 PM Facebook Live Stream Begins at 6:10 PM Dr. Nora Perrone-Bizzozero is a Professor of Neurosciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Perrone-Bizzozero […]

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Remembering Dede Rogers

March 23, 2019

By: Dorothy Rodgers-Abbey My Daughter, Mentally Ill and Homeless, Has Passed Away at 60 Dorothy Jo (Dede) Rogers  died  instantly when she was struck by a car in Huntington Beach, Cal. on  March 9, 2019.   She was born July 8, 1958 in Greenwich, Conn. to Dorothy Dannemiller Rogers-Abbey, Santa Fe artist, gallerist, and writer, and […]

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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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