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San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group Completes National Trauma-Informed Care Practices Learning Opportunity.

Working closely with National Council and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health System of Care Initiative, SLVBHG has trained over 90 staff (including customer service staff, management and board members) in trauma informed principles and approximately 50 of the clinical staff have received several trainings and certifications specifically designed to effectively treat trauma. SLVBHG Clinical [...]

Mind your matters: Distinguishing between ADD and normal “kid behavior”

Much to my son’s frequent dismay, my daughter-in-law Joy encourages their daughter to express a whole lot of personal creativity.  While she’s learned to draw and paint on appropriate surfaces, “Jordyn, the Gypsy” freely exercises her individuality in fashion: tutu’s and tiaras with pink cowboy boots are considered acceptable attire for school, trips to town [...]

May is Mental Health Month 2015

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, and are beginning to show signs of symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try [...]

Responding to Community Needs: SLVBHG Substance Abuse Services

Responding to Community Needs: SLV Behavioral Health Group Substance Abuse Services San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group (SLVBHG) is excited to be able to expand its substance abuse services to help meet the needs in the San Luis Valley.  SLVBHG has a substance abuse team of 33 clinical staff, located around the Valley, that includes [...]

Psychiatric team heals body, mind and spirit

ALAMOSA Courier— San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group psychiatrists are healing the whole person. "I decided there is no health unless there is emotional and mental health, too" said  Laura Hays, PhD and board certified family practice mental health nurse who has been with group's psychiatric team for the two years. "I switched gears to include the [...]

SLV crisis services embrace expansion

SLV crisis services embrace expansion (article in Valley Courier) VALLEY After the tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper set into motion a plan to improve mental health capabilities in the state.    The $10.3 million plan includes a statewide crisis hotline and Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Units across the state to help bridge [...]

Mind Your Matters – Who you Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call? SLV Behavioral Health Group has mobile response services 24 hours a day 7 days a week that respond to any crisis within the San Luis Valley. So what constitutes a mental health emergency or a crisis? Many people are confused about what a mental health emergency is and what to do [...]

Behavioral Health Champion 2014

Behavioral Health Champion 2014 For his legislative support of the behavioral health community, State Senator Larry Crowder received the 2014 Community Behavioral Health Champion award in Alamosa on Monday. San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group CEO Fernando Martinez and Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Associate Director of Policy and Government Affairs Frank Cornelia presented the award [...]

Mind your Matters – Mental Health Companion

Mind your Matters - Mental Health Companion Most years, we’ll have spring for a few days; the trees at the Alamosa Senior Center will be covered with white blossoms, the bushes beginning to show growth of green leaves. Then, in the middle of May, there’ll be snow on the not-quite-yet lawn in the parks and [...]

Hope Week – Homelessness

Hope Week – Homelessness Homelessness is a devastating experience that significantly impacts the health and well-being of adults and children. Every year hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless. Homelessness is most often caused by the combined effects of lack of affordable housing, unemployment, limited access to resources and supports, health and mental health [...]