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Our Land, Paws and Stripes, plus The Line Panel

NMiF: Our Land

This week on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future,” correspondent Laura Paskus introduces us to a collaborative program that’s brought together local and tribal communities, the federal government, state officials and local individuals to manage 200 thousand acres of forest in the Jemez Mountains.

And producer Sarah Gustavus takes us to Paws and Stripes in Albuquerque to learn about their unique model for helping veterans get the support they need with the assistance of a service dog. Paws and Stripes matches dogs from shelters with veterans and offers training, mental health services and camaraderie with other vets who understand the challenges of returning to civilian life after an injury during service. 

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including treatment for opiate addiction and reactions to the letter the U.S. Attorney General’s office sent to the city of Albuquerque asking for proof that the city is cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Gene Grant

Sarah Gustavus
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
None (all field segments)

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP


New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m.and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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Behavioral Health In New Mexico: Meeting The Needs Of Immigrants & Refugees

NMiF: Mental Health

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 and often a new language. They can feel isolated or afraid. Some may be undocumented and lack insurance and they may fear that seeking out getting services will put them at risk of being identified by federal authorities. Even if refugees and immigrants have have health coverage, there may be cultural or language barriers with providers. Correspondent Megan Kamerick speaks with advocates and those who work with immigrants and refugees this week about gaps in mental health services and how access to care might be improved in New Mexico.

Bill Wagner, director, Centro Sávila
Kay Bounkeua, executive director, New Mexico Asian Family Center
Jessica Goodkind, project director, Refugee Well-Being Project
Eric Ndaheba, refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line - 855-662-7474
Mental Health Service Use Among Immigrants In the U.S. - National Institutes of Health
Common Mental Health Problems In Immigrants and Refugees - Canadian Medical Association Journal
Refugees Struggle With Mental Health Problems Caused By War And Upheaval - Scientific American
Refugees And Health: These People Are Stronger Than Us - The Guardian
Children of Undocumented Immigrants Face Mental Health Crisis - Diversity Inc