Family and Friends Seminars upcoming in Rio Rancho & Farmington

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In Rio Ranch:  16 Feb, 10AM – 2PM Contact:  Shannon Errickson 505-918-1603 (See link below to register)

In Farmington: 23 March, 11AM – 3PM Contact Cy Stanton 505-321-4522 (See link below to register)

NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants will learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.

NAMI affiliates (Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Cruces) conduct this free 4-hour seminar periodically throughout the year.  To check if there is a seminar coming up near you, and for location, dates, times, check out Seminar portal:



Enter your local ZIP CODE to find a seminar in your area with specifics about date and time.  Seminars will fill up quickly and space is limited so register now.  Additional seminars will be added monthly so please check back if a seminar in your community is not listed.  If you don’t see a seminar in your area in the portal, contact your local NAMI Affiliate to see when the next seminar is planned.  Or contact Cy Stanton 505-321-4522 for help registering.

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Vehicle Donation Program

Did you know that you can donate your old car to benefit NAMI New Mexico?  We have joined with V-DAC to provide a way for you to use your vehicle to provide a tax-deductible donation to help NAMI support individuals living with mental illness and their families.  See >> Frequently Asked Questions.

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NAMI Home Front ONLINE Now Available for Registration

NAMI Home front is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions.

Now offered online! We understand that attending an in-person class can be difficult for busy individuals and families. We now offer NAMI Homefront Online. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended.

The next class will be offered staring the week of April 15th.  You will be asked to choose which Dates you want to take when you register.

NOTE: Registration for the April Classes will be open on March 4th 2019.  At that time, you can click the link below to register.


 *All participants are screened to ensure this class is appropriate for their needs

Participant Perspectives

NAMI Homefront is an adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, which has been taught in VA health facilities since the late 1990s. Graduates of NAMI Homefront say:

“It’s the first step I have taken to get more involved personally with the VA. The first step I have taken to take care of me.”

Mother of a Veteran

I realized I saw signs and symptoms of PTSD but did not know how to handle my loved one – I know better how to handle situations.” — Spouse of a Veteran




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NAMIWalks 2018 Thank You

Thank you to the over 800 family, friends, sponsors and businesses that participated in this year’s 15th NAMIWalk Event.  Because of your generous support NAMI New Mexico was able to raise over $115,000 to support NAMI Affiliates in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Dona Ana County and Santa Fe.  You can check out photographs of the event HERE

We won’t close the books on NAMIWalks 2018 until July 18th, so you can still make a contribution and help us get to our goal of $125,000.  Make your generous contribution HERE

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Upcoming Family-to-Family Classes

Family-to-Family is 12-week course for family care givers of individuals living with mental illness.  This is an evidence-based NAMI signature program conducted several times a year by NAMI affiliates in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho (NAMI West Side), Santa Fe and NAMI Dona Anna (Los Cruces, NM).   This evidence-based course is intended to educate family caregivers and give you tools to more effectively help your loved one with mental illness.  For more info on Family to Family curriculum see:

NOTE:  This course is only intended for for family, significant others and friends who of people living with mental illness. 

Classes are conducted usually 2 or three times per year at our affiliates with start dates that vary depending on availability of teachers, so to get more information or to get on the list for the next class, please click the button below to contact us.  

Contact Form

Click the big green Contact Button and send us an email and be sure to include your phone number – someone will contact you as soon as possible. Or, select “Affiliates” in the menu above and visit the web site for the affiliate nearest you for information on their programs.


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