Mental Health Service
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.