NAMI DOÑA Ana County is southern New Mexico’s largest grassroots mental health organization.
I’m Into Mental HealthLas Cruces Convention Center
680 E University Ave
9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Doña Ana County residents with an interest in mental health issues will have the opportunity on Aug. 30 to take part in a conference sponsored by the Doña Ana County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in conjunction with Doña Ana County’s Health and Human Services Department.
The “I’m In to Mental Health” Conference – funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation – will take place at the Las Cruces Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring educational sessions on family and peer-education programs, as well as family-support and peer-support programs.
Participants will be provided with educational materials including a guide titled, ‘Starting the Conversation,’ which contains information relevant to parents and college-age students. This guide can be helpful to young adults and their parents, caregivers or families.
Participants also will have the opportunity to learn more about mental health realities, including the fact that one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition.
Mental-health first aid classes will be scheduled in October and November to follow up on the information presented at the Aug. 30 conference.
For more information on the classes or the conference, call (575) 525-5870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mental-health advocates also are advised to monitor the Doña Ana County website (www.donaanacounty.org) for a schedule of mental-health first aid classes coming up in 2018.