Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Nov. Events

Education Night
November 28th  –  6:30-8:30PMJoin us as we welcome Lieutenant Nicholas Onken of the Rio Rancho Police Department. The focus of his presentation will be on CIT. What Is CIT? A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support that they need. Read more…

NAMI Family & Friends Seminar

This free, 4-hour seminar informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition. NAMI-Westside, in Rio Rancho, will offer this Family & Friends Seminar on two separate days (Nov 18, Dec 2) in Rio Rancho.

Learn more about the seminar for Dec. 2: Family Friends Seminar on Saturday, Dec.2, 2017

Register for this seminar by visiting www.naminm.org or call (505) 990-2292.



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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Upcoming Dec Events

 

Kassy's Hope screening Dec 2 at 2pm December 2nd at 2:00pm

A screening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Bank of America Auditorium: Kassy’s Hope

The Silence Of Perinatal Depression

There are 20% of documented women suffering from perinatal depression. As Pregnant women are not immune from this issue, it is imperative to detect the early signs of this mental illness. Women need to understand that they are not alone.

December 2nd at 2:00pm
Doors open at 1:00pm
$10 general admission
$8 for students and seniors
$6 for veterans and military

For more information about Perinatal Depression go to Kassy’s Kause website at https://www.kassyskause.com/

Save the Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

NAMI-Westside is Pleased to Invite You to Our Annual Holiday Party!

  • White Elephant Exchange.
  • Catering by Joe’s Pasta House. No cost to you or your guest(s).
  • A whole lot more!
  • R.S.V.P. REQUIRED no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
  • Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit St. Feliz Pantry.

Read here for more…


Family & Friends Seminar

NAMI Family & Friends is a free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition. NAMI-Westside, in Rio Rancho, will offer this Family & Friends Seminar in Rio Rancho:

Dec 2: Family Friends Seminar on Saturday, Dec 2, 2017.

Register for this seminar by visiting www.naminm.org or call (505) 990-2292.



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

8/16/2017

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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AmazonSmile

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 smile.amazon.com (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0428097)

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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