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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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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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“APD Not There To Diagnose” by Marion Crouse

Originally published in the Albuquerque Journal, August 15, 2011, as a letter to the editor. Republished by permission of the author. “APD Not There To Diagnose” by Marion Crouse I am a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. … Continue reading

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Laugh It Off: An excerpt from the new DBSA Albuquerque mental health education program

“Laugh It Off” is one of five new mental health education programs DBSA Albuquerque is offering, beginning this June with full roll out by September. We’ve given four presentations for “Laugh It Off” now, and I’ve been asked by a … Continue reading

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Beyond Support Groups: Science Cafe at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

It’s good knowing there are geeks amongst us. This past week DBSA Albuquerque visited the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to take in a PBS Science Cafe presentation of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. Every so often, … Continue reading

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Beyond Support Groups: DBSA Albuquerque visits MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe

DBSA Albuquerque on the Town! Red Light Cameras at MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe was a hoot and a half, and here’s some photos to prove it! The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque is starting up the Spring/Summer 2016 … Continue reading

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Join DBSA Albuquerque at the New Mexico Crisis & Access Line Health Fair this Saturday

Join DBSA Albuquerque at the New Mexico Crisis & Access Line Health Fair this Saturday DBSA Albuquerque will be at the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line Health Fair this Saturday in Albuquerque. Where: Explora in Old Town Albuqurque 1701 … Continue reading

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