When you think you need a cop


Read this NAMI recommends reading this well in advance of your need to call the police if your loved one is in crisis. Inform the Officer, then Step Back Most, if not all, of our Las Cruces police officers are trained in crisis intervention.  While this article was written in response to this question, “Q: … Continue reading When you think you need a cop

Gurley honored with Domenici Award


Las Cruces Sun-News Posted:   08/03/2013 09:04:23 PM MDT Ron Gurley accepts the Individual Community Supporter Domenici Award on Saturday during the New Mexico National Alliance on Mental Illness annual meeting at the M FIVE Martini Grill. Gurley was honored with the award for his community work toward improving mental health care and quality of … Continue reading Gurley honored with Domenici Award

Carrie Fisher’s “Bipolar Incident” Shows Progress in Fighting Stigma


By Bob Carolla, NAMI Director of Media Relations Carrie Fisher is much more than the actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. “I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital,” said actress she said in a television interview in 2001, disclosing that … Continue reading Carrie Fisher’s “Bipolar Incident” Shows Progress in Fighting Stigma

Mobil Crisis Team Award


The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-DAC)  presented awards to members of the Mobile Crisis Team on March 19. The team, which was the first in the state, evolved from NAMI legislative efforts and Rep. J.Paul Taylor. Members of the team are available 24/7 county-wide to address mental health crisis issues. … Continue reading Mobil Crisis Team Award

Pearson Receives Award


Lyn Pearson, left, received an award for her outstanding work as manager of the Web site for Nami-Dac. “Lyn has a flair for this type of work because of how detail-oriented and professional she is,” said Pamela Field, right, Nami-Dac president. The site, nami-dac.org has the latest articles on mental health, videos, national and local … Continue reading Pearson Receives Award

MLK and Depression


The Power of Empathy and Non-Violence Martin Luther King Jr. was born on on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta. Originally named Michael King Jr., he was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. A precocious student, he skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades and enrolled at Morehouse College in Atlanta … Continue reading MLK and Depression

Advocate Receives Award


Molina Healthcare recognizes resident Posted:   01/01/2013 01:00:00 AM MST BY THE LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS Molina Healthcare of New Mexico recently recognized six community heroes at its fourth annual Community Champions Awards, including Ron Gurley, a mental health advocate from Las Cruces. The ceremony was held in Albuquerque and included a traditional blessing by … Continue reading Advocate Receives Award