Month: May 2016

DBSA Comedy Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, May 26, 6 PM

Comedy fans! Come to DBSA Albuquerque’s Thursday night support group, or rather, come before DBSA Albuquerque’s Thursday night support group and take in the comedy stylings of Dennis Gray, Marion Crouse, and Steve Bringe.

What: DBSA Peer Comedy Dress Rehearsal
Where: Heights Community Center
823 Buena Vista Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
When: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2016

We’ll be doing a short dress rehearsal for our first comedy show at the Turquoise Lodge Hospital in Albuquerque. DBSA Albuquerque is reaching out to our community and spreading mental health education and awareness through the medium of jokes about mental health. It’s good stuff.

Dennis, Marion, and Steve have their short comedy sets prepared for Friday’s gig at the Turquoise Lodge, and we’d appreciate you coming before group to laugh and/or boo to help them get over their nerves and shakes before Friday.

Hecklers are more than welcome.

Beyond Support Groups: DBSA Albuquerque visits MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe

DBSA Albuquerque on the Town! Red Light Cameras at MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe was a hoot and a half, and here’s some photos to prove it!

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque is starting up the Spring/Summer 2016 season with a ton of special field trips and weekly events for members (and their friends, and their families, and our community) scheduled for the coming months.

Join our DBSA Community Beacon (sign-up form just to the right of this article) for the latest news on events and happenings in our communities.

Beyond Support Groups: 12th Annual Hubbell Navajo Rug Sale at Petroglyph National Monument

DBSA Albuquerque is meeting at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Center This Weekend!

We’ll be at the visitor center from 2 PM to 4 PM. Come Join Us!


12th Annual Hubbell Navajo Rug Sale

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 05/21/2016, 05/22/2016 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information
Free to attend
Contact Us

Hosted in partnership with Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona, Western National Parks Association and Petroglyph National Monument will present a show and sale of Navajo Rugs on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 10am to 4pm on both days. A Navajo weaving demonstration will be ongoing and informative talks on Navajo weaving will be presented at 11am and 2pm daily. Native American style music by Nimbus from 12 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 21.

This event will take place at Petroglyph’s visitor center located at Unser Blvd. & Western Trail NW. For more information call (505) 899-0205 ext. 347

Visitor Center | Map
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information:
Free to attend
Contact Name:
Ed Dunn
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number:
505.899.0205 x347

Join DBSA Albuquerque at the New Mexico Crisis & Access Line Health Fair this Saturday

Join DBSA Albuquerque at the
New Mexico Crisis & Access Line
Health Fair this Saturday

DBSA Albuquerque will be at the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line Health Fair this Saturday in Albuquerque.

Where: Explora in Old Town Albuqurque
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
When: Saturday, May 14, 10 AM to 6 PM

The NMCAL Health Fair is an opportunity for our communities to learn and understand more about mental health and behavioral health, how it impacts our everyday lives and how it is seen in our everyday lives. DBSA Albuquerque is one of many organizations and agencies attending this Saturday.

Drop by our table and say howdy! We’ll have many peers from DBSA Albuquerque at our table throughout the day, and they’re excited to share more about themselves and our chapter with you.

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque Chapter is a 501c3 volunteer organization.

Want to see pictures of your brain and be paid for it? MRN is recruiting people for a research study.

Our friends at the Mind Research Network are recruiting individuals for a research study.

I’ve done research projects in the past and they’re really a lot of fun.

Steve @ DBSA Albuquerque

Here are the details. There is a Printable Flyer available with the same information.

Volunteers wanted to participate
in brain scanning study (HRR# 13-637)

– Males and Females between the ages of 25 to 50 with no history of serious medical or emotional problems
– See pictures of your brain and receive $20 per hour. Multiple possible visits
– For more information contact

Andrew Mayer
Printable Flyer

Beyond Support Groups: DBSA Albuquerque Day to Santa Fe

Join the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Albuquerque on a trip north to Santa Fe!

WHAT: DBSA Day trip to Santa Fe on the Rainrunner Express
WHEN: Friday, May 13th, 2016 – 9:20 AM
WHERE: Downtown Station to Santa Fe Depot
– $10 for day pass if purchased on the train – there is a discount for buying the ticket from the Railrunner website before boarding the train.
– $10 to $15 for lunch at Tomasita’s (not required)
TRIP COORDINATOR: Victor at (505) 227-1438


Here’s the skinny:

We’ll be riding the New Mexico Railrunner Express train from Downtown Station to Santa Fe Depot.

The train leaves Downtown Station at 9:35. We are meeting at Downtown Station at 9:20 AM, on the train station platform.

The Downtown Station is at the Alvarado Transit Center at 1st and Central, across 1st from the movie theater and Tucano’s.

There is ample paid parking in Downtown Albuquerque, both city street-side parking and private paid lots.

It you aren’t opposed to walking a few blocks, many of the residential streets west of 8th and south of Gold have free city street-side parking.

You choose how long to spend in Santa Fe.

Return trains leave in the PM at 1:00, 4:15, 5:04, 5:30, 6:46, and 9:00.

The trip is open to DBSA members, their family and friends, and our friends in the community.

Retiring the DBSA Albuquerque “Zia” logo – Saying farewell to an old friend (Photo)

After many years of being the identifying logo for the DBSA Albuquerque chapter, the “Turquoise Trail Zia Logo” is being permanently retired.

We are exceptionally thrilled to introduce our new official chapter logo provided by DBSA National!

The “Zia” logo was designed by a DBSA Albuquerque board member many many many years ago to help align our chapter with the rich New Mexico culture as a way of “branding” our chapter with a recognizable local symbol. In New Mexico, our vast peer communities came to know DBSA Albuquerque by this logo.

DBSA as an international organization of over 700 affiliated chapters brings together peers, families and friends under the common ideal “We’ve been there. We can help.” Peer support in understanding and solidarity is essential, and that includes DBSA Albuquerque being recognized as part of the wonderful extended family of DBSA chapters.

DBSA Albuquerque, in cooperation with DBSA National, is opting to use the DBSA Albuquerque logo provided to help New Mexico peers feel as if they are part of our larger world community, that our challenges and triumphs are shared with peers beyond our state borders.

So, while many of our most cherished longtime members shed a few tears over our chapter’s decision, we are officially retiring the DBSA Albuquerque “Zia” logo.

Of course, DBSA Albuquerque is not a graphic symbol, it is a community of peers. Our strength is being a community of peers who share with each other and care for each other.

Thank you, “Zia” logo! You have served us well!

Welcome to the new DBSA Albuquerque website: Let us know what would be useful for you

Hello, Albuquerque communities!

After a few month hiatus, our chapter website is back on the interweb for you.

As we continue to develop our website, we would love your input on what you would find useful from a top-ranking behavioral health website in our New Mexico communities. With a privileged Google, Yahoo, and Bing ranking, it’s a good idea for our chapter to have features and information that are most useful to you right here.

Here are a few things that are in development and should be available in the coming week:

– Site calendar integrated with our Facebook, Twitter, Google+, & email list
– phpBB forum
– Finally finally finally updating our email list
– Behavioral health resources
– Adding printable literature to our “Brochures” page
– Featured peers page… I have no idea what to call this page… essentially, if you have anything you’d like posted to our site, please send it along. Personal stories of living with a mental illness, your art, your music, an upcoming event you’re organizing as just a few examples.
– Mobile version of the website

Please email any suggestions or hints you might have to:

Thanks much!

DBSA Albuquerque in Santa Fe support group is back at the De Vargas Mall!

Download printable DBSA Albuquerque’s Santa Fe Flyer

Great news! Juan Geyer has returned from abroad and among his top priorities is getting our DBSA Santa Fe chapter and support group up and running for the peers of Northern New Mexico!

DBSA Albuquerque in Santa Fe is holding group at the De Vargas Mall Community Room.

Support group meets from 5:30 to 7:30 PM every Thursday.

There is easy parking and entrance at rear of mall, next to Traveler’s Market.

There is dedicated accessible parking and accessible first floor entrance.

DBSA Albuquerue’s
DBSA support group in Santa Fe is 100% Confidential.

For more information, contact Juan at:


Juan is all geared up to make this the best peer support group in Northern New Mexico. We hope you find your way to DBSA Santa Fe support group.

Download printable DBSA Santa Fe Flyer