NAMI Albuquerque and DBSA Albuquerque are hosting a community conversation for peers, families, and loved ones concerning Community Engagement Teams (CET). The discussion seeks to gain input from peers and families about how CET can help each, as an additional service to mental well-being and safety.
DBSA Albuquerque would very much appreciated our peers, friends, and their families to attend this meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for our issues, concerns, and needs to be heard not only at this meeting but also on the policy-making level.
The Community Conversation is being held at where we meet for our Thursday night support group.
Meeting to Discuss the
Community Engagement Team Proposal
When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Where: Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque 87106
(near the intersection of Coal and Buena Vista on the CNM campus)
What: The Community Engagement Team proposal is a diversion program that gives people an alternative to calling the police when a person living with a serious mental illness is getting sick and needs assistance.
Why: Some people living with a serious mental illness and their families need a respectful method of obtaining treatment early in an illness.
Who: We are seeking input from people living with a serious mental illness and their families.
Jim Ogle of NAMI Albuquerque and Steve Bringe of DBSA Albuquerque will be giving a short presentation on CET for information, after which the remainder of the meeting time will be dedicated to open conversation.
Map to Heights Community Center