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Statement from Our Leadership

The staff at Peak Behavioral Health extends our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all who suffered injuries or loss of life in the tragic event in El Paso today.

As the community comes together to heal from this horrific event, we want to offer the services of our licensed, professional clinical team to residents in need of therapeutic support.

If you or a loved one is in need of help dealing with grief or suffering from post- traumatic stress, or, simply need someone to talk to — call us, we can help. You can reach our assessors 24 hours per day 7 days per week for a confidential assessment by calling (888) 289-0392.

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Peak co-sponsors 12th Annual Family Fun Fair, for Child Abuse Prevention Month

A huge Thank You for all who participated and made this year’s 12th Annual Family Fun Fair a huge success! The event was held on April 13th to raise money for resources to prevent child abuse. Peak Behavioral Health was one of many agency sponsors, volunteers, entertainers and participants who contributed to creating and maintaining programs to prevent child abuse in our community.

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Clinical Depression is Serious – It’s More than Sadness

Everyone will experience sadness once in a while. It is a part of life. However, clinical depression means much more than being sad. One of every eight Americans suffers from depression at least once in their lifetime. Estimates show that about 25 million Americans will have an episode of clinical depression this year alone, but only half will receive treatment. All age groups and all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups experience depression.

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Social Work and the Impact on Behavioral Health

Social work plays an important role in the overall healthcare of patients. Behavioral healthcare is no exception. Social workers use their expertise in human behavior, psychology, and psychiatry to assess, diagnose, and treat mental illness, behavioral issues, and substance use disorders. Social workers are highly trained and provide critical help and support for patients and their families while navigating through the behavioral health treatment process.

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Juvenile Probation Officers play a critical role in helping improve the lives of adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues

In the last few years, New Mexico juvenile probation offices across the state have significantly decreased the number of youth being brought to the court’s attention for delinquent offenses. In 2017 the year over year decrease in delinquent referrals had decreased an amazing 51%. New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) attributes this success to the implementation of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives which in part allows juvenile probation officers to focus on developing better relationships with the juveniles assigned to them and thus preventing many of the youth from returning to the attention of the court.

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