Paws and Stripes

Education Night
TUESDAY – January 23rd  –  6:30-8:30PM

SPEAKER:  Dan Pennington, Development Manager, PAWS AND STRIPES

Paws and Stripes…mission is to provide integrative service dog training and mental health support to U.S. military Veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury using rescue dogs from animal shelters, benefiting both the veteran and the rescue dog.
Learn More here…

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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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Informational Meeting: Jan 18

NAMI WALKS: JOIN the Movement!

Walk Information Meeting
Thurs, January 18th, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Barelas Community Center
801 Barelas Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

RSVP for the event HERE.

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Mary Giliberti Appointed to FSMICC

Mary Giliberti Appointed to Federal Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee


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

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.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Please support NAMI-Westside by starting your shopping at (

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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