Tag: behavioral health

Behavioral health screening program aims for early detection

Behavioral health screening program aims for early detection

By Pari Noskin | February 29, 2016
In the substance use and mental health world, researchers know that early detection and treatment can greatly improve outcomes. In New Mexico these conditions often go untreated because of stigma and lack of access due to the limited behavioral health workforce. Deborah Altschul, PhD, aims to address these challenges head-on with her New Mexico Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (NM-SBIRT) program.
UNM scientists to take on "Your Dazzling Brain" at free public lecture

UNM scientists to take on "Your Dazzling Brain" at free public lecture

By Luke Frank | February 23, 2016
University of New Mexico scientists will discuss the power of “Your Dazzling Brain” during a free public talk in Albuquerque next month. The March 15 event takes place during International Brain Awareness Week and will include discussions on the latest discoveries in the neurosicences, behavioral health and speech and language development.
BBHI brings team approach to treating brain injury

BBHI brings team approach to treating brain injury

By Michael Haederle | February 17, 2016
The human brain – containing some 86 billion neurons (and trillions of connections among them) – is the most intricate known structure in the universe. A special team is needed to tackle this complexity and devise new treatments for neurological diseases and injuries.
UNM HSC assesses behavioral health resources

UNM HSC assesses behavioral health resources

By Michael Haederle | November 17, 2014
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has completed a comprehensive review of the resources available in Bernalillo County to deal with behavioral health issues. In a new report, Meeting Challenges, Finding Opportunities: Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services Assessment, UNM faculty identify both the strengths and weaknesses in Bernalillo County’s behavioral health care network across the spectrum of services.