Transforming Behavioral Health in New Mexico:
A pathway toward hope and healing
Statewide Town Hall 2022
Wednesday, 6/15 – 8:30 am-5 pm
Thursday, 6/16 – 8 am-2 pm
Isleta Resort & Casino and Online
2022 Behavioral Health Background Report
New Mexico First is pleased to host Transforming Behavioral Health in New Mexico: A pathway toward hope and healing , a Statewide Town Hall for 2022, on Wednesday and Thursday, June 15 & 16, 2022 at Isleta Resort and Casino.
This 2022 Town Hall will address Behavioral Health in New Mexico and will be a hybrid in-person/virtual conference, allowing stakeholders from around the state to participate even if they don’t travel to the conference. New Mexico First will bring people together to engage in a deliberative town hall format that produces concrete, actionable recommendations for the N.M. State Legislature and other policymakers.
New Mexico First will conduct extensive research and will develop a background report on the issues of mental and behavioral health. Using a background report on the issues of mental and behavioral health in the state as a starting point, New Mexico First will convene attendees in a deliberative town hall format. This format brings people together to engage each other and produce concrete, actionable recommendations for the decision-makers, policymakers and other stakeholders. Another part of the research involves information gathered at a series of “Community Conversations” hosted by New Mexico First around the state in the months leading up to the June Town Hall.
Among the confirmed speakers for the event is U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan and Rio Rancho Mayor Greggory D. Hull. You can find a full list of speakers and presenters on our Program & Agenda page.
For additional information or to get involved, contact New Mexico First at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SORRY, ALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED:
Thank you to everyone who has signed up! We look forward to your participation!
A NOTE FOR VIRTUAL ATTENDEES:
The success of the Town Hall rests on your participation in the complete town hall, including interactive small group discussions. We request that if you sign up to be a virtual attendee, that you commit to attending, and actively participating in, the entire conference. Our success depends on full participation from all our attendees.
New Mexico First has teamed up with Searchlight New Mexico as our media partner for Town Hall 2022. Searchlight New Mexico will be reporting on behavioral health issues in May as part of National Mental Health Month.
- May 4, 2022 – “When the new suicide hotline debuts, will New Mexico drop the call?” by Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi
- May 25, 2022 – “‘Hurt people raising hurt people’: A mental health crisis grows in NM amid a dire lack for services” by Annabella Farmer with photos by Nadav Soroker