Beyond Support Groups: DBSA Albuquerque Day to Santa Fe

Join the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque on a trip north to Santa Fe!

WHAT: DBSA Day trip to Santa Fe on the Rainrunner Express
WHEN: Friday, May 13th, 2016 – 9:20 AM
WHERE: Downtown Station to Santa Fe Depot
COST:
– $10 for day pass if purchased on the train – there is a discount for buying the ticket from the Railrunner website before boarding the train.
– $10 to $15 for lunch at Tomasita’s (not required)
TRIP COORDINATOR: Victor at (505) 227-1438

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Here’s the skinny:

We’ll be riding the New Mexico Railrunner Express train from Downtown Station to Santa Fe Depot.

The train leaves Downtown Station at 9:35. We are meeting at Downtown Station at 9:20 AM, on the train station platform.

The Downtown Station is at the Alvarado Transit Center at 1st and Central, across 1st from the movie theater and Tucano’s.

There is ample paid parking in Downtown Albuquerque, both city street-side parking and private paid lots.

It you aren’t opposed to walking a few blocks, many of the residential streets west of 8th and south of Gold have free city street-side parking.

You choose how long to spend in Santa Fe.

Return trains leave in the PM at 1:00, 4:15, 5:04, 5:30, 6:46, and 9:00.

The trip is open to DBSA members, their family and friends, and our friends in the community.

Retiring the DBSA Albuquerque “Zia” logo – Saying farewell to an old friend (Photo)

After many years of being the identifying logo for the DBSA Albuquerque chapter, the “Turquoise Trail Zia Logo” is being permanently retired.

We are exceptionally thrilled to introduce our new official chapter logo provided by DBSA National!

The “Zia” logo was designed by a DBSA Albuquerque board member many many many years ago to help align our chapter with the rich New Mexico culture as a way of “branding” our chapter with a recognizable local symbol. In New Mexico, our vast peer communities came to know DBSA Albuquerque by this logo.

DBSA as an international organization of over 700 affiliated chapters brings together peers, families and friends under the common ideal “We’ve been there. We can help.” Peer support in understanding and solidarity is essential, and that includes DBSA Albuquerque being recognized as part of the wonderful extended family of DBSA chapters.

DBSA Albuquerque, in cooperation with DBSA National, is opting to use the DBSA Albuquerque logo provided to help New Mexico peers feel as if they are part of our larger world community, that our challenges and triumphs are shared with peers beyond our state borders.

So, while many of our most cherished longtime members shed a few tears over our chapter’s decision, we are officially retiring the DBSA Albuquerque “Zia” logo.

Of course, DBSA Albuquerque is not a graphic symbol, it is a community of peers. Our strength is being a community of peers who share with each other and care for each other.

Thank you, “Zia” logo! You have served us well!

Welcome to the new DBSA Albuquerque website: Let us know what would be useful for you

Hello, Albuquerque communities!

After a few month hiatus, our chapter website is back on the interweb for you.

As we continue to develop our website, we would love your input on what you would find useful from a top-ranking behavioral health website in our New Mexico communities. With a privileged Google, Yahoo, and Bing ranking, it’s a good idea for our chapter to have features and information that are most useful to you right here.

Here are a few things that are in development and should be available in the coming week:

– Site calendar integrated with our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, & email list
– phpBB forum
– Finally finally finally updating our email list
– Behavioral health resources
– Adding printable literature to our “Brochures” page
– Featured peers page… I have no idea what to call this page… essentially, if you have anything you’d like posted to our site, please send it along. Personal stories of living with a mental illness, your art, your music, an upcoming event you’re organizing as just a few examples.
– Mobile version of the website

Please email any suggestions or hints you might have to:

steve.bringe@dbsaalbuquerque.org

Thanks much!

DBSA Albuquerque in Santa Fe support group is back at the De Vargas Mall!

Download printable DBSA Albuquerque’s Santa Fe Flyer

Great news! Juan Geyer has returned from abroad and among his top priorities is getting our DBSA Santa Fe chapter and support group up and running for the peers of Northern New Mexico!

DBSA Albuquerque in Santa Fe is holding group at the De Vargas Mall Community Room.

Support group meets from 5:30 to 7:30 PM every Thursday.

There is easy parking and entrance at rear of mall, next to Traveler’s Market.

There is dedicated accessible parking and accessible first floor entrance.

DBSA Albuquerue’s
DBSA support group in Santa Fe is 100% Confidential.

For more information, contact Juan at:

505-501-2721
info@dbsasantafe.org
info@dbsaalbuquerque.org

Juan is all geared up to make this the best peer support group in Northern New Mexico. We hope you find your way to DBSA Santa Fe support group.

Download printable DBSA Santa Fe Flyer

Find us on Craigslist Albuquerque!

Because this is making our co-president Rasma laugh so much:

Find us on Craigslist!

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/grp/5544366958.html

The hilarity I believe stems from Craigslist ads stating:

Find us on dbsaalbuquerque.org!

Yes, at DBSA Albuquerque, humor is embraced whole-heartedly as an important bonus of our peer support groups.

To your good mental health!

DBSA Albuquerque Resources Page – Let Us Know You’re Out There!

Howdy, Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area and New Mexico Communities!

We’re currently completely overhauling our chapter website, and a big part of the upgrade is getting our Resources page current and extensive.

So, if you have a website you believe would benefit the community, send it along for inclusion on the DBSA Albuquerque website. There is a review process with the DBSA Albuquerque board, and we accept pretty much all submissions we receive.

Also, if you feel like linking to DBSA Albuquerque, that would be way excellent. Here is our contact info:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque Chapter
DBSA Albuquerque
dbsaalbuquerque.org
info@dbsaalbuquerque.org
505 288 1322

Monday peer support group
The Coffee Shop
700 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
From 2 PM to 4 PM

Thursday peer support group
Heights Community Center
823 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
DBSA Albuquerque Book Club meets from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

DBSA Albuquerque launches Albuquerque’s first peer-led Book Club

Good news for bibliophiles! DBSA Albuquerque is holding a monthly book club meeting the last Tuesday of every month, the first peer-led book club of this type and scope offered in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.

Members can be peers, families and friends, and other individuals who find helpful camaraderie in entertainment that fosters understanding and compassion. The DBSA Albuquerque Book Club is free of charge for all members.

The first DBSA Albuquerque Book Club meeting is on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 7 PM to 9 PM.

The first book for members is “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein.

Contact Rasma Cox, DBSA Albuquerque Book Club committee chair, for more information.

Rasma Cox
505-239-4704
rasma.cox@dbsaalbuquerque.org