Albuquerque Grecian Festival – October 4-6, 2013

Looking to get out of the house this weekend? The annual Albuquerque Grecian Festival is happening at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

Albuquerque Grecian Festival

Free Park and Ride in the University Parking Lot on the south side of Lomas Blvd between University Blvd and I-25.

Friday October 4th – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday October 5th – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday October 6th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

$5 Admission ($2 for Seniors 62 yrs +)
Friday until 3:00 pm Admission is Free.
Free Admission for Police, Fire, Emergency, and Military Personnel and for kids under 12 yrs.

To our peers who receive Medicaid: Centennial Care Made Easy

To our peers who are current Medicaid recipients:

The Medicaid transition to Centennial Care may seem very confusing and intimidating. It doesn’t need to be, though.

DBSA Albuquerque and Local Collaborative 2 created this Power Point program to help guide you through what you need to know and what questions you need to ask so you can make informed questions and informed choices for your mental wellness.

If you have any questions on this presentation, please email info@dbsaalbuquerque.org or call 505-288-1322.

Good mental health to you and yours!

New DBSA Albuquerque Support Group – Downtown Albuquerque

We’ve got great news! DBSA Albuquerque is holding a new support group in Downtown Albuquerque.

Where:
Downtown @ 700
2nd & Lomas
Southeast corner of intersection
Free parking on 1st Street

When:
Every Monday (except holidays)
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Groups starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM

DBSA Albuquerque provides a place for those with depression and bipolar diagnoses to share their experiences and caring with others contending with the trials of a mental health diagnosis. The support group is run by peers and not professionals, described nicely by the DBSA motto:

“We’ve been there. We can help.”

For more information:

info@dbsaalbuquerque.org
505-288-1322

Best of mental to health to you!

DBSA Albuquerque is a proud member of Local Collaborative 2 – localcollaborative2.org

UNM’s IDEAS in Psychiatry presents: “Suicide: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention” with Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.

UNM’s IDEAS in Psychiatry presents

“Suicide: Risk Factors and Strategies for Prevention”
with
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair in Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:00 pm
UNM Domenici Center Auditorium
Albuquerque Friday, October 11, 2013, 6:00 pm
Center For Contemporary Arts Cinematheque
Santa Fe

FREE Admission, FREE Parking

In New Mexico, the suicide rate is almost twice the national average. Dr. Oquendo will address this highly misunderstood and very important subject including her research on risk factors specific to minority populations. She will present the same talk in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

Dr. Oquendo is a leading researcher in suicidal behavior in people with affective disorders, translational neuroscience research training, and global mental health. Her expertise includes Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression, with a special emphasis on suicidal behavior and cross-cultural psychiatry. Her recent honors include two Exemplary Psychiatrist Awards from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the Simon Bolivar Award, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Award.

To register in Albuquerque click here.

To register in Santa Fe click here.

Local Collaborative 2 Leads Meeting – Tuesday, September 10 – The Coffee Shop, Albuquerque

Local Collaborative 2 is holding its Leads Meeting at:

700 2nd St.
The Coffee Shop
Located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Lomas and 2nd

The LC2 Leads Meeting is on the second Tuesday of each month. The next LC2 Leads Meeting is:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
at
3:30 PM to 4:50 PM

The LC2 Leads Meeting is open to all. The purpose of the LC2 Leads Meeting is to discuss items to include on the agenda for the LC2 General Membership Meeting held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LC2 has been purposed to set goals, solutions, and plans of actions for many important issues facing the behavioral and mental health community of Bernalillo County.

And this year, the main drive is community outreach to consumers (those with behavioral health diagnoses who receive services for their diagnosis) and the family of consumers. Please come be part of the planning and implementation of these community outreach projects!

DBSA Santa Fe is up and running!

We are happy to announce that DBSA Santa Fe is up and running!

Currently, DBSA Santa Fe is a weekly Spanish language support group in Santa Fe. An English language support group is well under way and should be available by the end of September.

Juan Geyer is the president of DBSA Santa Fe and a Board Member at Large with DBSA Albuquerque. Juan has launched successful DBSA chapters in England and Argentina.

More information is coming soon (as soon as Juan sends the information our way!).

DBSA Santa Fe is an affiliated chapter of DBSA National.

Website coming soon!
www.DBSASantaFe.org

DBSA Albuquerque Board Meeting – August 6, 2013 – 6 PM

DBSA Albuquerque is holding our board meeting this Tuesday at the Frontier Restaurant.

What: DBSA Albuquerque Board Meeting
Where: Frontier Restaurant on the corner of Central & Cornell
When: Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:00 PM

Anyone and everyone is welcome. If you’d like to see what goes on “behind the scenes” (it’s actually very boring) or if you’d like to offer your input into the management of our chapter, please feel free to drop in on Tuesday.

Attached is the agenda for the board meeting. Hope to see you there!

Here’s to good mental health,
Steve Bringe
President, DBSA Albuquerque
steve.bringe@dbsaalbuquerque.org
505 288 1322

Board Meeting Agenda
August 6, 2013

Call to Order

Minutes from May 14, 2013 Meeting

Treasurer Report

Service Updates
- DBSA Albuquerque Brochure Update
- Facilitator Training
- Revising Facilitator Script

Fundraising Updates
- Court-Ordered Community Service Update
- Thrift Store Proposal
- Pharmaceutical Companies

Community Outreach
- New DBSA Albuquerque Activities Coordinator
- Educational Presentations
- Local Collaborative 2
- Board Member at Large Proposal: Juan Guyer

DBSA Support Groups in New Mexico
- Santa Fe Spanish Language Support Group
- Co-Occurring Support Group
- New DBSA Chapters under DBSA Albuquerque

Other Business

Adjourn

Local Collaborative 2 Leads Meeting – Monday, August 12, 2013

Local Collaborative 2 is holding its Leads Meeting at:

700 2nd St.
The Coffee Shop
Located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Lomas and 2nd

The LC2 Leads Meeting is on the second Monday of each month. The next LC2 Leads Meeting is:

Monday, August 12, 2013
at
3:30 PM to 4:50 PM

The LC2 Leads Meeting is open to all. The purpose of the LC2 Leads Meeting is to discuss items to include on the agenda for the LC2 General Membership Meeting held on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

LC2 has been purposed to set goals, solutions, and plans of actions for many important issues facing the behavioral and mental health community of Bernalillo County.

New business phone number for DBSA Albuquerque President

Peers, Consumers, Providers, Families and Friends of Consumers, and Officials of the New Mexico Behavioral and Mental Health Community,

I have a new dedicated phone number for behavioral and mental health business. This phone number is:

505-288-1322

Please use this phone number for DBSA Albuquerque and Local Collaborative 2 inquiries and business. This is a direct line to Steve Bringe, President DBSA Albuquerque and Chair Local Collaborative 2.

This is not the DBSA Albuquerque business phone number. If you have questions for the peer-managed DBSA answering service, you can call 505-889-3632. A DBSA peer volunteer will return your call just as soon as possible. I will also answer questions and inquiries at my direct business line if you choose.

Neither phone number is a crisis line. If you are in crisis, please call the Albuquerque Police Department at 911. Ask for the Crisis Intervention Team, or CIT, a specially-trained team with the skills and understanding to facilitate mental health crisis situations.

Thank you and good mental health to you,

Steve Bringe
President, DBSA Albuquerque
Chair, Local Collaborative 2

Come see ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ with DBSA Albuquerque on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DBSA Albuquerque is having its first group outing for 2013. We’ll be meeting at the Cinemark Movies 8 on San Mateo Blvd. north of Montgomery to see the Oscar winning film ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’

Silver Linings Playbook synopsis:

Life doesn’t always go according to plan… Pat Solitano has lost everything – his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet – and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

The movie has a life-affirming message and brings to the national stage a positive portrayal of mental health diagnoses.

DBSA Albuquerque will be purchasing tickets for DBSA members who attend the event.

When:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Meeting at box office at 6:15 PM.
Movie starts at 6:40 PM.
Movie is 2 hours 2 minutes.

Where:
Cinemark Movies 8
4591 San Mateo Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109


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