• Peak Behavioral Health's New CEO Announces Program Expansion for Children and Adolescents Jun 13, 2019
  • Fighting The Stigma of Mental Health Jun 12, 2019 By: Peak Behavioral Health Services

    At Peak Behavioral Health Services, we understand that navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough. Stigma makes this process even more difficult because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many from seeking help and treatment.

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  • Emanuel Accepts position as Chief Executive Officer Apr 30, 2019

    Strategic Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Sandra “Sandy” Emanuel has accepted the position as CEO of Peak Behavioral. 

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  • PTSD Does Not Discriminate Apr 24, 2019

    The issue of addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for veterans and active duty military in the United States military continues to be a priority. 

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  • Las Cruces Outpatient Center’s Ribbon Cutting Draws Many Apr 22, 2019

    Peak Behavioral Health had its ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest outpatient center in Las Cruces on April 4, 2019. Tours were provided by staff and interim CEO, Sandy Emanuel, of Peak Behavioral health spoke to attendees about the intent of opening the center is to address the critical need for intensive outpatient treatment services in Las Cruces.

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  • Peak co-sponsors 12th Annual Family Fun Fair, for Child Abuse Prevention Month Apr 13, 2019

    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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  • Meet our New Intake Director, Jeanette Wohlfert Apr 09, 2019

    Peak Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Jeanette Wohlfert has assumed the role of Intake Director for the Inpatient, Residential and Outpatient treatment programs. For over ten years, Ms. Wohlfert has worked at various capacities of referral and patient case management.

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  • Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) Spotlight – Chearie Alipat, Bernalillo County Apr 03, 2019

    Juvenile Probation Officers (JPOs) have a tough job and get very little recognition for the valuable service they provide for children in the Juvenile Justice system. Wade Chroninger, a JPO in New Mexico, recently nominated Chearie Alipat for Peak Behavioral Hospital’s JPO Spotlight.

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  • Peak Behavioral Hospital Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Outpatient Treatment Center in Las Cruces Mar 19, 2019

    Peak Behavioral Hospital recently opened the newest outpatient treatment center in Las Cruces,  Peak Outpatient Treatment Center. At this new location, Peak offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for male and female adults needing mental health and/or substance use treatment.

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  • Clinical Depression is Serious – It’s More than Sadness Mar 14, 2019

    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 Mar 12, 2019

    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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  • Residential Treatment Services and Referral Process Mar 05, 2019

    Peak Behavioral Health residential treatment program provides a safe, therapeutic environment for adolescent boys and girls, ages 12-17 who exhibit a persistent pattern of severe emotional and/or behavioral issues.

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  • Juvenile Probation Officers play a critical role in helping improve the lives of adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues Feb 25, 2019

    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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  • Peak Behavioral Hospital announces the opening of its newest outpatient treatment center in Las Cruces Feb 20, 2019

    Peak Behavioral Hospital recently announced the opening of its newest outpatient treatment center in Las Cruces. Peak Outpatient Treatment Center offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for male and female adults needing mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness In June Jul 12, 2017

    Unfortunately, as populations across the world become older, the amount of abuse experienced by those older populations will increase. It’s important to be aware of the specific kind of abuse that elderly people can be subjugated to. Thanks to the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15th), which has existed for 11 years, attempts to inform the entire world of this growing problem has become more mainstream. 

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  • Contributing to Strong Adolescent Mental Health May 31, 2017

    Adolescent Mental Health. It can be a mystery. As children, we grow based on our surroundings, our experiences, our upbringing and various environmental factors that shape us into who we are. No one can truly claim to have the perfect upbringing and life, as each experience will have its cons, no matter how perfect it seems. 

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