Hypokalemia: Potassium and Mental Health

After one of our chapter members was hospitalized for extreme psychosis with symptoms resistant to psychotropic medications, it was realized by providers that low potassium level was the causal factor for these symptoms. This condition is called hypokalemia and produced … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque Board – Vice president position

In a conversation with our president Sarah Salway, I’ve agreed to remain on as DBSA Albuquerque vice president for the year of 2018. There’s much work to be done during transitioning our chapter, and much of this work will require … Continue reading

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New Support Groups Coming Soon!

DBSA Albuquerque is working on doubling the amount of support groups we offer! Coming this March we will be adding a group in the Northeast Heights area of Albuquerque. We are also working on adding another group near central Albuquerque. … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque Friday Support Group

As part of our mission to provide quality support groups for those living with a mental health diagnosis in the Albuquerque area, we host a group on Friday evenings at the Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center near Montaño and … Continue reading

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DBSA Albuquerque Monday Support Group

It is DBSA Albuquerque’s mission to provide quality support groups for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families. We are peer run and peer focused. Come enjoy a safe, welcoming group on Mondays from 2 to 4pm … Continue reading

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Want to be on the DBSA Albuquerque board and help guide our chapter?

Dear DBSA Albuquerque members, After many years guiding our chapter, I’ve made the decision to move on from our board and into a strictly advisory role for our chapter. It’s simply time for new ideas. I did agree to temporarily … Continue reading

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An observation of APD CIT training: “Because we didn’t know how to reach out to you without making it worse.”

Far too often lately (over the last year and a half), with the multitude of hardships I’ve faced, I’ve not garnered the sorts of sympathies one would expect from friends or even colleagues. The leading excuse for saying nothing at … Continue reading

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And then I realized, using the word “Peer” makes me a hypocrite

As a peer . . . I have to ask myself, how many times do I open a blog or insert into the blog somewhere . . . “As A Peer” And how often do I complain that Muggles see … Continue reading

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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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