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June 23, 2017 – Mental health issues and substance abuse or addiction are often intertwined. About one third of people experiencing mental illness also struggle with substance abuse. It was common for decades to treat these issues separately. That began … Continue reading Dual Diagnosis: The Intersection Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse

June 16, 2017 -The Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” has stirred controversy for its graphic portrayal of youth suicide and dramatizes the reasons why the lead character took her life. Teens — and adults — are divided over whether it’s … Continue reading Addressing The Mental Health Needs Of New Mexico’s Youth

June 9, 2017 – In our second part of our series on mental health in New Mexico, we look at the unique challenges faced by immigrants and refugees. Many have experienced trauma and separation before adjusting to a new country … Continue reading Behavioral Health In New Mexico: Meeting The Needs Of Immigrants & Refugees

June 2, 2017 – In 2013, the Martinez Administration accused 15 nonprofits providing behavioral health services in New Mexico of fraud and froze their Medicaid payments. The Attorney General subsequently cleared the providers of fraud, but many had already gone … Continue reading Rebuilding Behavioral Health Services In New Mexico