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Behavioral Health Shortages Plague New Mexico | The Line

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September 27, 2019 – A new report from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department outlines the ongoing pressure on the state’s behavioral health system. Rural communities are definitely hit the hardest, and many of those communities have no way to respond to urgent situations in a timely manner. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss why it’s so important for New Mexico to focus its efforts on behavioral health resources, especially after the challenges the system has faced in the last 5-10 years.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm


For Further Reading:
Report: New Mexico Needs to Boost Mental Health Services – U.S. World and News Report

New Mexico Delegation Announces $3 Million Grant for Youth Behavioral Health – U.S. Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small Press Release

 

New Mexico Department of Health Addresses Vaping

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September 6, 2019 – Senior Producer Matt Grubs sits down with David Tompkins, manager for community health initiatives with the New Mexico Department of Health, to talk about how the state is handling health problems with vaping

Guest:
David Tompkins, New Mexico Department of Health