Congratulations to the DBSA Albuquerque 2018 Board!

Congratulations to this year’s executive board! President – Sarah Salway Vice President (interim) – Steve Bringe Treasurer – Frank Perry Secretary – Megan Cox We have a great team this year where we’ll be focusing almost exclusively on creating new … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory of Clarissa “Clare” Nina Castellano, Dearest Friend and Provider Advisor to DBSA Albuquerque

On October 29, 2017, the behavioral health world said its saddened goodbyes to Clarissa Nina Castellano. Clare (as she preferred to be called) graduated from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University with degrees in Psychology and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2017 DBSA Albuquerque Board!

DBSA Albuquerque has elected its board for 2017! Congratulations go to … Executive Board Steve Bringe – President Stephanie Juddo – Vice President Sarah Salway – Secretary Frank Perry – Treasurer Board Members at Large Megan Cox – Director, Chapter … Continue reading

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Huge personal apology: Certified Peer Support Worker and OPRE article

DBSA Albuquerque readers and members, This is Steve Bringe offering you a HUGE mea culpa and HUGER apology. The article for the Certified Peer Support Worker training that was supposed to be posted here on our chapter website, with a … Continue reading

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So Many Apologies: Certified Peer Support Worker Training with OPRE

DBSA Albuquerque readers and members, This is Steve Bringe offering you a HUGE mea culpa and HUGER apology. The article for the Certified Peer Support Worker training that was supposed to be posted here on our chapter website, with a … Continue reading

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Spring is coming, and so are DBSA Albuquerque get-togethers!

The temperatures are warming, the sunlight is hanging around a little longer every day, and if it weren’t for the winds today and the impending spring winds of New Mexico to come, we could do pretty much every event outside. … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque: We’re looking for guest writers!

How would you like to write something for the DBSA Albuquerque website? And how would you like to see it published with your own personal byline? Well, we’re hoping you’re willing to share with your chapter just anything you want … Continue reading

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A mental health diagnosis is only an explanation, not an excuse

Let’s be 100% clear. Mark this down, come back for reference, let it sink in, accept it as truth, and realize this is the central theme of this narrative. Everyone on this planet has the same social contract with everyone … Continue reading

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Jackie West of Turquoise Lodge is Changing the Narrative One Email at a Time

Every Friday a pair of peers perform comedy inpatient at Turquoise Lodge Hospital for the “Laugh It Off” education program. The idea is to show that it’s okay to talk about your mental health issues and substance issues, and better … Continue reading

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February 15, 2017 – Happy Behavioral Health Day, New Mexico!!!

Of this past week, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, can be considered the day that the State Legislature of New Mexico truly stood up and declared that the stigmas surrounding and permeating mental health issues will be a thing of the … Continue reading

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