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Senator Pete Domenici, who recently passed away, was a life-long advocate for people living with mental illness and their families. Mental illness impacted the Domenici family directly and as a result, the family were huge advocates and, in fact, Mrs Domenici (Nancy) was an adviser to the board of NAMI National for many years. Not long ago, Nancy Domenici, while visiting Albuquerque, actually sat in on one of NAMI Albuquerque’s Family to Family classes.
On Saturday, Sept 16th 2017 there was a memorial held at Isotopes Ball Field at which one of Sen Domenici’s Daughters spoke. Several NAMI volunteers assisted with seating and handing out water and Crackerjacks, etc. Also, our very own Dr Kathy Finch, President of NAMI Albuquerque, was invited to speak. Here is a brief video clip of Ms Domenici and Dr Finch’s remarks.
NAMI Albuquerque provides a free 12-week, evidence based course for family care givers. This comprehensive course, held 3 or 4 times each year, provided information on brain disorders, diagnosis, medications and much more. It includes a number of workshops, such as an empathy workshop, problem solving and communications, etc., aimed at providing family members with tools to help you more effectively help your loved-one.
Click on “Programs” tab above for more information or to contact the Program Manager to register.
Welcome to NAMI Albuquerque.
NAMI Albuquerque is in the process of building new activities for 2017. If you are interested in being part of our NAMI Albuquerque please contact us at 505-256-0288 or drop us an email by clicking on the “contact us” form. Please include your name and phone or email so we can contact you. You can also attend our board meetings to find out what is going on.
Check our NAMI Programs and Events tab to see what we are doing right now.