Men­tal Health Ser­vice

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Border Area Men­tal Health Ser­vices (BAMHS) con­tin­ues to of­fer a va­ri­ety of ser­vices and pro­grams in south­west New Mex­ico. BAMHS main­tains of­fices at 315 S. Hud­son St., Suite 12 in Sil­ver City, and in Dem­ing.

Op­er­at­ing un­der a new mis­sion state­ment that reads, “To em­power peo­ple to re­al­ize their po­ten­tial,” BAMHS has re­tained and re­vamped four ex­ist­ing pro­grams and added six new ser­vices.

The agency is now fea­tur­ing hyp­nother­apy as a new al­ter­na­tive treat­ment for in­di­vid­u­als who de­sire to achieve suc­cess in stop­ping smok­ing, los­ing weight, over­com­ing fears of anx­i­ety, or suc­cess­fully man­ag­ing pain. Another new pro­gram is the New Mex­ico-man­dated Al­co­hol Server Train­ing classes (NewMAST).

No­tary ser­vices are now avail­able at the agency’s of­fices in Sil­ver City and Dem­ing.

A highly uti­lized pro­gram is the court-man­dated train­ing for of­fend­ers who have been con­victed of Driv­ing While In­tox­i­cated.

An in­no­va­tive new elec­tronic finger­print­ing ser­vice is now avail­able at the Sil­ver City and Dem­ing of­fices.

To as­sist schools, state so­cial ser­vice agen­cies, courts and de­fense at­tor­neys, BAMHS is now ad­min­is­ter­ing the Sub­stance Abuse Sub­tle Screen­ing In­ven­tory (SASSI) for sub­stance de­pen­dency. This screen­ing is ex­tremely ef­fec­tive in iden­ti­fy­ing earlystage chem­i­cally de­pen­dent in­di­vid­u­als who are ei­ther in de­nial or who are try­ing to con­ceal their de­pen­dency.

Sev­eral staff mem­bers are also avail­able to speak to any or­ga­ni­za­tion about the types of ser­vices and pro­grams pro­vided by BAMHS.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Sil­ver City of­fice at 575-388-4497.

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