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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

 

The Line: Taking On The Issue Of Homelessness in Albuquerque

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August 31, 2018 – Neighborhoods that contain a cluster of homeless service organizations, especially in and around the downtown area of Albuquerque, also have higher numbers of homeless people on the streets each day. The Albuquerque Journal recently published a series of articles delving into problems – for those services providers, the residents and businesses in those neighborhoods, and people experiencing homelessness.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate solutions to the problem and look at the ways homelessness is a symptom of something greater.

Line Panelists:

Michael Bird, public health consultant

Justine Fox-Young, former state representative

Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR

Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico