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09/14/2018
Behavioral Health Initiative

Having a peer help people navigate their recovery and mental stability can be the key to lasting success. According to a study done in 2011 by the University of Texas, “43% of Community Centers indicated the most significant benefit is peer spe... Read More


08/30/2018
Behavioral Health Initiative

Non-profit, government and private sector leaders are all joining in the battle to save the lives of those who are struggling with an addiction.

Starting in September, Serenity Mesa, a local non-profit and recovery center will be growing their impact ... Read More


05/22/2018
Behavioral Health Initiative

On May 22, 2018, Bernalillo County leaders officially opened the county’s new Resource Reentry Center [RRC], a first stop for individuals released from the Metropolitan Detention Center as they reintegrate into the community. The RRC will help ... Read More


05/11/2018
Behavioral Health Initiative

In a well-timed news conference coinciding with National Children’s Mental Health Day, Bernalillo County announced the Behavioral Health Initiative’s [BHI] latest program- Youth Transitional Living Services [YTLS]. Bernalillo County prese... Read More


01/05/2018
Behavioral Health Initiative

Bernalillo County, NM- The Behavioral Health Initiative [BHI] is seeking community members interested in joining the BHI subcommittees, which are dedicated to forming a regional behavioral health care system in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro... Read More


09/12/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners hereby recognizes September 2017 as National Recovery Month and invites all residents, private institutions, businesses and schools to participate by increasing awareness and understanding of the challenge... Read More


06/27/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

Children who have or are at-risk of suffering from the trauma of abuse and neglect now have additional tools and services, as a result of the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative [BHI]. Today Bernalillo County Officials announced the start ... Read More


05/23/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

A new program created by the Behavioral Health Initiative will change the way the Albuquerque Police Department [APD] and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department [BCSO] respond to priority one, 911 calls with someone experiencing a behaviora... Read More


05/16/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

Today the Behavioral Health Initiative [BHI] introduced a permanent solution for those who have been stuck in the revolving doors of mental health services, or who have fallen through the cracks; housing coupled with intense case management through t... Read More


05/10/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognize May 2017 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being and an estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5 pe... Read More


04/10/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

Résumés are being accepted from members of the community who wish to participate on committees that will help decide how to spend funding set aside to create a regional behavioral health care system in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County ... Read More


03/29/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

The Board of County Commissioners, last night, unanimously approved a motion to fund the peer driven support services program in an amount up to $300,000. The county will now solicit requests for proposals to contract these services.

“Peer suppo... Read More


03/29/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

Tonight, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved three administrative resolutions related to behavioral health that will help to leverage and expand existing resources within the community:

  • Expanding the use of naloxone to individuals d... Read More

03/28/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

Bernalillo County is committed to leveraging and expanding existing resources within the community that will improve behavioral health outcomes and reduce crime related to substance use disorders.

On tonight’s agenda at the County Commission mee... Read More


03/06/2017
Behavioral Health Initiative

BernCo has hired Katrina Hotrum as the behavioral health director who will head up the newly created Behavioral Health Department under the county’s Health and Public Safety Division.

As the Behavioral Health Department director, Hotrum will pro... Read More


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