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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.

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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

Grant Reviewers Needed

SAMHSA is currently in need of Hispanic/Latino(a) grant reviewers.

Qualifications are as follows:

  • Hispanic/Latino(a) background preferred
  • 10 years of experience with substance abuse treatment, substance abuse prevention, or mental health
  • Individuals must also have some experience in roles such as a Program Manager or Project Coordinator, Evaluator, or a Supervisor of a project
  • Bachelor's Degree is a minimum

If interested, please contact:

Angela Houde
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(240) 276-1091

U.S. Rep. Hon. Ben Ray Luján Honoring NLBHA Scholarship Recipients


Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • Mr. BEN RAY LUJÁN of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the National Latino Behavioral Health Association Scholarship Recipients for their commitment to promoting the health and well-being of the members of their communities as they pursue a college degree in behavioral health.
  • The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) was established to strengthen the national voice for Latinos in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the great disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice based research, and adequately trained personnel. The NLBHA Scholarship provides financial resources and mentorships to students to achieve their goal of college graduation. This year, the NLBHA Scholarship Luncheon recognizes the scholastic achievements of eleven students working toward a degree in behavioral health with a commitment to serving the communities of New Mexico.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, it is an honor to support these young Hispanic students as they embark on their journey in higher education. I commend their dedication to addressing the great disparities that exist in the areas of funding, access, and quality of care for Hispanics needing professional mental health and substance abuse services. And while I applaud NLBHA's efforts to recruit and support Hispanics dedicated to behavioral health, and to the students pursuing higher education with the goal of supporting the behavioral needs of New Mexico, I congratulate them on receiving the NLBHA Scholarship and wish them luck in their college and future endeavors.

2018-2019 Scholarship Application

The Josie Torralba Romero (JTR) Scholarship Fund seeks to honor its namesake, who was the first President and one of the founders of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) by providing academic scholarships to Latino students interested in pursuing a college degree in behavioral health related academic areas.

Scholarship Application