MIND MATTERS Event – Oct. 1

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Mexico is working with local business partners to host an annual Education and Awareness campaign for mental health at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in early October.   This event, “MindMatters, Erase the Stigma” will provide food, music, wine tasting, information and talks as a way of encouraging people to attend and learn more about mental illness. Our goal is to show people that mental illness is more prevalent in New Mexico than they think, but stigma (the fear of what people think) causes many to NOT get the help they need. Mental illness does not discriminate. It impacts every age, race, sex, and socioeconomic group.


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Education Night Sept 26

DATE:            Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

TIME: 6:30 pm

                        Light refreshments will be served

WHERE:         NAMI-Westside Office

                        4011 Barbara Loop SE – Suite 202

                        Rio Rancho, NM 87124

                        www.namirioranchonm.org — (505) 990-2292

SPEAKER:     Dr. Kanchan Kohli

Please join us as we welcome guest speaker Dr. Kanchan Kohli, who graduated from the University of New Mexico with a residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Kohli is currently doing a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at UNM, focusing on mental health issues in the geriatric population.

We will also announce two new programs being introduced this 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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You can support NAMI Westside through Amazon’s AmazonSmile. How?

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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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