Education Night, Feb 27

TUESDAY – February 27th  –  6:30-8:30PM
NAMI-Westside office
4011 Barbara Loop NE – Suite 202
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 990-2292 or (505) 203-7179

Women’s And Infant Mental Health

Presented by: Dr. Simerjeet K. Brar and Dr. Kimothy Cain

Both psychiatrists are well-known for their work in the Field of Women’s and Infant Mental Health. They were featured in the recent documentary, Kassy’s Kause, My Life 4 Yours, the touching story of a young woman who suffered from perinatal depression.  They are a part of “RAFAEL,” the abbreviation for “Residents and Fellows as Educators Live”, RAFAEL in the Community. It is a Quality Improvement Project at UNM which helps in spreading psychiatric education and fighting stigma in the community. Started around two years ago, Residents and Fellows provide talks to many places in the community, i.e., schools, prison, nursing homes, etc.

Open to the public and is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Invite a friend, co-worker, neighbor, faith-based acquaintances.

Elevator at rear of lobby.

Questions: (505) 203-7179

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Family-to-Family Education Program in Rio Rancho

NAMI Westside, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its 12-week Spring Family-to-Family Education Program, beginning on Thursday, March 15, 2017. You must pre-register for this class by calling Marianne Wright, 505-404-9234.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness. Remember to register (as seating is limited) by calling Marianne Wright, 505-404-9234.

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Mental Health First Aid Classes

Mental Health First Aid Classes offered FREE by Presbyterian

Free Mental Health 1st Aid Classes in 2018 Location: 9521 San Mateo Blvd NE. Albuquerque NM 87114
To Register send email to:
Cost – Sponsored by PHP
CEUs Available
More Information HERE
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Mary Giliberti Appointed to FSMICC

NAMI Chief Executive Officer Mary Giliberti has been selected to serve as a non-federal member of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee.  Read more…

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Open Beds Available

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NAMI Receives $1 Million Gift for Ending the Silence

NAMI has the pleasure of announcing the exciting news that we have received a generous gift of $1 million from Former Second Lady of the United States, Tipper Gore.


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Mental Health Awareness

Read NAMI-Westside President’s recent article in the Rio Rancho Observer….

“…the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of the 60 million Americans affected by mental illness. Together as a nation, we need to be the champions of new ideas, education and supports that improve both treatment and life outcomes for everyone who lives with mental illness. … we can embrace and advance this bold vision for the sake of our loved ones, ourselves and the one in four adults and one in 10 children affected by mental illness every year in the U.S.”

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Shopping online?

You can support NAMI Westside through Amazon’s AmazonSmile. How?

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to NAMI-Westside (National Alliance On Mental Illness Westside Affiliate) whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
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We greatly appreciate your support!

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NAMI Speaks Out On Mental Illness

KRQE, Channel 13 in Albuquerque recently ran a news report about a mentally ill man who was on a local business roof and had caused Central Avenue to be shut down for several hours.
The station reached out to Marilyn Salzman, NAMI Westside president to go on camera and talk about mental illness. Click the video below to see the full report and Marilyn Salzman’s interview. “Mental illness does not discriminate.” –Marilyn Salzman

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