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#NMspeaksCrisis

On Friday, January 8, 2016, Generation Justice began a digital media campaign to address New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Crisis, #NMspeaksCrisis. Please sharing your story and help make this campaign a reality.

From Roberta Rael, Generation Justice Director; and Roberta Rael, Generation Justice Director

As you know, this campaign has been months in the making as GJ members conducted months of research on behavioral health history in NM. The research and preparation phase included discussions with journalists, policy makers, and behavioral health consumers.

I’d like to update you on what we have accomplished so far:

  • Conducted 60 interviews to give rise to stories of how New Mexicans experience the behavioral health crisis. We organized these into 24 video stories. Analyzed and identified the gaps in services we were hearing from the people we interviewed.
  • Formally presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Sub-Committee.
  • Partnered with experts in the field and others impacted to discuss solutions to the gaps that were identified.These experts have communicated with policy makers about the need to address the gaps in services. We are told that there will be legislation introduced in this upcoming session.
  • Developed a major digital media campaign (#NMspeaksCrisis) and strategy which include a petition insisting that the NM Legislature address the crisis in this upcoming session.

But now we really need your help get the word out and to make sure this Legislative session addresses some of the gaps in services. Here are 3 easy steps how you can help take this to the next level:

  • Sign and distribute the petition and video stories through listservs and social media platforms--Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and other platforms.
    Petition Link: http://chn.ge/1SDkoTm
  • Use #NMspeaksCrisis to promote the work.
  • Go to the #NMspeaksCrisis webpage and encourage others to tell their stories on the page.

Our first video is embedded in the petition and we will be sending videos out everyday for the next 2 weeks.

We hold a vision that New Mexicans can have Comprehensive and Integrated Behavioral Health Services. To help make this vision a reality, sign and distribute this petition widely in the next week. We are hoping to get several thousand signatures before January 19, 2016.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Generation Justice at 505-277-1831 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grupo de apoyo para niños en duelo cuando ha muerto un ser querido.

Para edades de 4-11 años

Empezaran el 20 de Enero 2016

Todos los miércoles de 5pm - 6pm y se llevaran a cabo por ocho semanas. También estaremos ofreciendo un grupo de apoyo para los padres/tutores de los niños al mismo tiempo en un cuarto separado.

Todos los grupos son sin ningún costo.

Registrarse antes de asistir al grupo es requerido. Si está interesado o desea más información se puede poner en contacto con la coordinadora de Nuestra Jornada Susan Hayre o con la coordinadora bilingüe Roxana Meléndez al:

3204 C Mercantile Ct.
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-424-1800 ext. 21
www.gerardshouse.org

 

 

 

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program: Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17!

NAADAC is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, education, and professional mentorship.

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States Look for Help with Bilingual Mental Health

The U.S. is grappling with a severe shortage of mental health professionals. But the situation is particularly dire for some minority communities, where barriers of language and culture can make it hard to seek and get help. Recently, NLBHA's own MaJose Carrasco was interviewed by the Pew Charitable Trust to discuss how the importance of understanding, both linguistic and cultural, in mental health is often underrated.

Please click HERE to read the article.

Jerry Lopez and Friends

On Friday, September 25, 2015, NLBHA welcomed Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns in their first ever appearance in Santa Fe. Jerry Lopez and Friends returns to Santa Fe for another great show featuring the 2015 Platinum Achievement Award winner. This year's show will included guest artists Johnny Hernandez, Carlos Reyes, Big Al Anderson, Ricky Valenz, Jenny Sotolongo, and Lenny Lopez, and if you enjoy New Mexico, Latino and Chicano music, you didn't want to miss it. Proceeds benefited the Josie Torralba Romero Scholarship Fund for eligible college students. Enjoy these pictures of the evening's events.

  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Fred Sandoval
  • Carlos Reyes
  • Fred Sandoval
  • Jerry Lopez and Carlos Reyes
  • Big Al Anderson
  • Ricky Valenz
  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Johnny Hernandez and Lenny Lopez
  • Jenny Sotolongo
  • Scholarship Award Recipients
  • Jerry Lopez and Friends
  • Jerry Lopez and Johnny Hernandez
  • Lenny Lopez, Jenny Sotolongo, and Ricky Valenz