The project has increased officers ‘ confidence and comfort when interacting with people with a mental illness, changed their attitude toward people with a mental illness.
City of Alamogordo The Alamogordo Police Department (APD) is one of four pilot sites nation-wide, that was recently awarded a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a Crisis Intervention Training model. This Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) grant is part of BJA’s VALOR program (Preventing Violence Against Law … Continue reading Alamogordo One of Four Pilot Sites for Crisis Intervention Training
How could I tell of my lifelong struggles to accept, cope, and eventually thrive with my mental health conditions? How can I possibly convey my passion to do the work of NAMI and to do my part to ensure that it touched as many lives as possible?
Michele Herling makes a profound difference in the way people think about mental illness through her Compassionate Touch Network and Minds Interrupted.
If you think the state’s service are adequate, watch this movie. If you think services are inadequate, watch this movie. Remember, many people who experience mental illness first exhibit problems in youth, just as they are entering their most productive years. Since these illnesses often can be treated effectively, many people living with mental illness … Continue reading New Mexico Mental Health Care
By Pamela Field / For the Sun-News Posted: 07/19/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT Imagine being in a sheriff’s car, handcuffed, driving the backroads through Carrizozo, at record speed with one bathroom break to Las Vegas, New Mexico. At the same time, imagine the possibility of a voice or voices saying,”You’re going to be killed,” or … Continue reading State hospital needed for southern New Mexico