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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Dec. Events

Starting A Crisis Intervention Team Program webinar REGISTER TODAY for NAMI’s Webinar:

“Starting A Crisis Intervention Team Program:

Steps for Success”, featuring Major Sam Cochran

Webinar Date: Wed., Dec. 13

Webinar Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Interested in helping your community respond better to people with mental illness in crisis? For almost 30 years, crisis intervention team (CIT) programs have brought together police, mental health advocates and mental health professionals to change community responses to crisis situations. Learn from Major Sam Cochran about the key role of partnerships in creating sustainable change over the long term. And get a sneak peek of a new NAMI resource that lays out the key steps for developing a successful CIT program. This webinar is suitable for any community partner-law enforcement, NAMI leader, peer, family member or mental health professional -interested in starting a CIT program in their community.

Major Cochran will present alongside Laura Usher, NAMI’s Sr. Manager of Criminal Justice & Advocacy. Their presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Registration space is limited! Click below to register today.

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Email: | Phone: 703-524-7600

Join our NAMIWalks Planning team!

NAMIWalks is THE major fundraising event for NAMI New Mexico and helps fund affiliate training and programs throughout the year. READ more…

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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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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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