WALK with Us!

More than 45 teams have signed up to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMIWalks Event in 2017. It’s a testament to a community that believes that things must change in mental health and that they are ready and willing to do their part to make that happen. We are honored by this community-wide show of support. Please review the names of teams that are fundraising and walking in this year’s walk. All team names are CLICKABLE LINKS. Forward this information to friends, family and co-workers and ask them to JOIN your team or make a DONATION to your team. READ MORE….

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Education Night April 25, 2017

Welcome Rick Hernandez, Director of Marketing in charge of
Marketing and Business Development for Desert Hills, who has been with the
company for 13 years and Michael Girlamo, CEO.

Desert Hills’ Programs: Residential Treatment, Group Homes, Day
Treatment Program, Treatment Foster Care, La Academia de Esperanza
Charter School.

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2-day FABULOUS Fundraiser!

Join us, Thurs-Fri, April 27-28, for literally FABULOUS deals: softcover books 4/$1; all other books, CDs, and DVDs $1 each!

Want to donate your used items? We welcome your call: 990-2292 or 203-7179!

Proceeds are part of our annual NAMI WALKS event and fundraiser.

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Behavioral Health Community Partners

Your Medicaid, Medicare, or commercial health insurance plan can always be contacted for additional mental health options based on providers contracted with your health plan. Check the back of your insurance card to find the member services phone number and website to get additional information and learn more about what services are covered, copays and deductibles (if any).  Learn more…

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

We greatly appreciate your support!

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Planning for NAMIWALKS 2017 is underway

NAMIWalks 2017 will be held on Saturday May 6th at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park!  Find resources HERE

WALK Site is OPEN!


NAMIWalks is a fundraising and awareness campaign for mental illness. It is the single largest fundraiser for mental illness in America.  All walkers are encouraged to reach out to family, friends, co-workers and business associates to raise support for their participation in the WALK. This grassroots type of outreach allows participants to 1) build awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, 2) educate community members that over 60% of people afflicted with this disability don’t get the help they need because of the negative stigma of mental illness and 3) that with early detection and treatment, people can live full and productive lives.

  • Make a Donation
  • Register a Team
  • Find a Sponsor
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BERNCO & Behavioral Health

Bernalillo County – The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC) and the BernCo County Commission this week approved support and funding for several behavioral health proposals that could make a difference to those in the community with behavioral health needs.

Learn more!

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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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Delusions and Dementia

“Simply reading the combination of words “delusions and dementia” can be a bit intimidating, but caregivers of those who suffer with dementia understand how quickly a seemingly simple situation can turn into a complex, confusing problem for patients with dementia, and if …”  Learn More…

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NAMI WALKS: May 6, 2017

2017 NAMI-Walks Fundraiser

Dear friends, relatives, neighbors and colleagues:

New Mexico has the highest per-capita rate of mental illness in the country at 24%. More than 400,000 New Mexicans are impacted by this disability. Too many people don’t get the help they need because of the fear of being stigmatized. We need to grow awareness of this issue and we do that by talking to friends, family and co-workers. READ MORE…

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