The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) is a leader in the provision of rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe.  In recent years, the NMVAHCS has contracted with Valor Healthcare, Primary Care Solutions and Ben Archer Health Center to provide Veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado. 

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Below, you will find several advocacy organizations in your area where you and your loved ones can find support and information on your condition.

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NMVAHCS Advocacy Organizations:

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your local NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders work in communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy, and support group programs.

NAMI Albuquerque provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

NAMI Albuquerque
2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 256-0288

MHA is a powerful voice for healthy communities throughout the nation and offers information, referrals, and resources for individuals living with any type of mental illness. One of MHA’s services includes online screening, which is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

MHA of New Mexico provides mental health and crisis intervention services and assists with social security, general assistance and food stamp entitlements. Also treatment guardianship, and peer to peer support. Offers a five day/week 4pm-8pm Warm Line staffed by a peer Mentor; calls are outgoing and incoming; also texting is available. Provides transitional housing for consumers discharged from the NMBHI (New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute); provides Respite Housing for Crisis situations that can be averted by offering Respite for brief periods (up to one month).

MHA of New Mexico
1013 11th Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 425-7030
(505) 718-9186 (24/7)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) changes lives, saves lives and impacts lives, through education, peer support groups and advocacy for those diagnosed with a mental health illnesses and empowers their family and friends to embrace their independence, advocate for improved services, and to love them for who they are.

Stand up to Stigma is the DBSA affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We offer peer support for those living with the challenges of a mental health diagnosis including Depression Bipolar Schizophrenia Anxiety etc. Peer Run and Peer Led for a safe, welcome place to share with others who understand. In an environment of mutual understanding, caring, and encouragement, we believe every peer has the ability and strength within to empower themselves in their recovery journeys. Peer support is a very important factor in meaningful wellness and recovery for many of those with mental health issues.

DBSA Albuquerque
Stand up to Stigma
Website contains meeting locations.
Phone: 505.695.2481

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