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09/12/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


01/10/2017

The County Commission tonight approved spending $1.3 million on a plan to develop and fully fund a Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Transition Planning and Re-entry Resource Center - using funds from the Bernalillo County behavioral health tax fun... Read More


12/14/2016

The Board of Commissioners last night approved two additional behavioral health initiatives that will activate essential help for the community: mobile crisis teams and a supportive housing program.

The mobile crisis teams and scattered site supportiv... Read More


10/31/2016

Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque have joined forces to offer free Mental Health First Aid training to the public on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the BCSO Regional Training Academy (415 Tijeras NW, 4th Floor).  Th... Read More


06/13/2016

Appointments have been made for four behavioral health committees, charged with recommending the direction of the Behavioral Health Initiative, and the spending of the $17 million gross receipts tax for mental health services.

The four committees are ... Read More


06/01/2016

The City of Albuquerque  and Bernalillo County have joined forces to offer free Mental Health First Aid training to the public at four sites throughout the city and county on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The one-day course to be... Read More


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