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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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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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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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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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DBSA Albuquerque continues to celebrate Recovery Month through Education!!!

On Tuesday, September 20, DBSA Albuquerque presenters Marion Crouse, Rasma Cox, and Steve Bringe will be presenting “Milestones in My Recovery Journey” to a class of students at New Mexico Highlands University. The focus of the presentation is law enforcement … Continue reading

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Notice: Requests to Observe DBSA Albuquerque Support Groups

Our chapter has received requests from UNM graduate program students inquiring if they may observe our peer support groups as part of their course requirements. Unfortunately, we cannot accept these requests. DBSA Albuquerque support groups are peer-led for peers, and … Continue reading

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Free Public Safety Training on Identifying Drug Induced Intoxication

Crisis Intervention Team, Inc., shared there will be a free training for public safety on Identifying Drug Induced Intoxication on October 21st from 1400-1500 MST, from addiction specialist Dr. Dan Duhigg. If you would like to attend this please contact … Continue reading

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“CCS Discharge Medications – A firsthand review of helping patients fill their prescription” by Michele Franowsky

DBSA Albuquerque sits on the board of the Bernalillo County Forensic Intervention Consortium (BC FIC) chaired by Barri Roberts. The purpose of FIC is jail diversion. This means getting peers to mental health services rather than criminal incarceration. It is … Continue reading

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