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ABOUT US - NAMI Albuquerque's Mission Statement, location and other information.

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            NAMI Albuquerque has moved to our new location: 

2501 San Pedro Dr NE. 

Our phone, 256-0288, and e-mail address, , moved with us. 


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PLEASE VIEW the proposed draft of a NM Senate Bill relating to Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT).      Image

ImageMarch 10th, Our March education night would have conflicted with two major public events at the UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. In view of the interesting material to be presented, NAMI-ABQ is supporting these events:


  • Reducing Gun Violence in New Mexico :  Bringing Evidence to PolicyRefocusing firearm restriction policies toward stronger indicators of risk and harm
    March 10, 2015   6 - 8 pm
    UNM Domenici Auditorium, 1001 Stanford NE (free parking)  (
    Map )
  • Introduction:   Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA -- UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Panelists:

    Lt. Glenn St. Onge -- APD CIU
    Josh Horwitz, JD -- Executive Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
    Jeff Swanson, PhD -- Medical Sociologist, researcher, Duke University
    Beth McGinty, PhD -- Assistant Professor Dept of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
    Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH -- Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program
    Amy Barnhorst, MD --  Associate medical director, Crisis Services for Sacramento County, Associate Physician (psychiatrist), UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Evening flow:
    Panelists present approx 10 min/each
    Followed by approx. 1 hour discussion including audience questions.
  • RSVP: Please E-mail RSVPs to: 
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New Mexico Mental Health Hotline - Statewide -  Hotline: 1-855-NMCRISIS or (1-855-662-7474).  The crisis line is staffed by mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a  week.  


NAMI Albuquerque is now enrolled in the Smith's Community Rewards: To ensure NAMI – Albuquerque begins to receive donations from Smith's Community Rewards members are encouraged to register at ( Once you register and have your account set up, proceed to your Account Summary and under Community Rewards link your account/card purchases to the NAMI Community Rewards Number – 52927. Note: this enrollment will not affect your fuel points or coupon discounts. 



 Family to Family course information, "click"

For current and future Family to Family class schedules, please contact: Cy StantonCyril.Stanton@me.com505-321-4522. 

 Image Nami Challenger   The  2015 winter issue of NAMI Albuquerque's "Challenger" newsletter contains several excellent articles.  If you haven't seen it or have misplaced the Challenger click on Challenger to read or download the PDF version and also archived past issues.


Image NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.  In Albuquerque- The recovery support group program meets at NAMI Albuquerque, 2501 San Pedro Dr. NE, Suite 212 at 6:30 pm on Mondays ................ 



  DRNM's Summary of the 2013 NM legislative bills dealing with mental health issues .........




 Medicare Part D.  Family and Consumer information.  Each Part D plan year is a new plan year.



Image    NAMI, la Alianza Nacional Sobre Enfermedades Mentales (NAMI, por sus siglas en inglés), es la organización de salud mental más grande de los .......


Help Wanted - NAMI Albuquerque needs volunteer assistance to continue providing our community with information on mental health issues.  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Lori DeAnda by phone: 328-7417 or 821-1130 or e-mail her at:   .  Volunteerism is not only a way of helping others, you can also help yourself!

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Image   MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness connects the dots between personal dilemmas facing individuals and families who are living with mental illness, medical practices that can be obstacles to treatment, and public policies that all too often fall short in providing support that could make a positive differenceThis program was produced by Fred Friendly Seminars. Although PBS broadcasts of the program are no longer being broadcast in this area, It can be seen in entirety at your leisure from home by going to: Please let us know what you think of this eye opening program.  






 Unlisted : A Story of Scizophrenia gives a moving first person account of producer/director Delaney Ruston’s relationship with her father as she faces the emotionally wrenching effects of his illness in the past and the present. .......



Elyn Saks is the author of "The Center Cannot Hold: "My Journey Through Madness".  NAMI ABQ and the UNM Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health Brought to New Mexico via video-teleconference technology, a special educational program with Elyn Saks.  The video-teleconference was recorded but the link to the archive containing the video is not functioning. As a result, we have located a link to a website that has Elyn Saks presenting a talk on schizophrenia to an international conference on schizophrenia.  Except for local content and a Q&A period, the talk is very similar 


ImageNew Mexico Affiliates Newsletters...

Patient Prescription Drug Assistance Programs - Free or low-cost medications provided by pharmaceutical companies.


PSDs - Psychiatric Service Dogs -  Most people know about seeing-eye dogs for the visually impaired, but what about service dogs to help people with mental illnesses?


 Mental Health Advance Directive - A Consumer's View - It seems as though I have battled delusions as frequently as Don Quixote challenged windmills........


Missing Persons Support - Resources for people searching for loved ones with mental illness who are missing persons.


Image    NAMI FaithNet -  The mission of NAMI's FaithNet is to support people of all religious faiths in mental illness outreach, education and advocacy.

 Consumer Scholarships - This scholarship fund was established by the Cohen-Marchiondo Charitable Foundation in the fall of 2002. It is to specifically benefit students who are professionally diagnosed with severe mental disorder(s).

"NAMI-Cooks"“NAMI-Cooks" cookbook - Half Price Sale -   A sale is now on at NAMI-Albuquerque.

Internet Peer Support Research Study For People With Mental Illnesses - A study on new forms of peer-support is looking for mental-health consumers interested in participating in an internet-based support group.

NAMI Silver Ribbon Postage Stamp -  Do you want a postage stamp for Mental Health awareness?


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