Wow, January was quite a month. We had an attack on the capitol, the second impeachment of our former present, and an inauguration of a new president all in one month. Are y’all doing alright? It is completely valid to feel sad, scared, or angry at this time. Find a coping mechanism that works for you. Let’s hope we have a better time this month.
February is Black History Month
While we are going through a global COVID-19 pandemic, we’re also experiencing a racism pandemic. This month it is important to educate ourselves about the atrocities and injustices the Black community has faced for centuries in this country and around the world. We must learn how we can live life as an anti-racist and how our own prejudices contribute to the system.
Sage is closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 15th.
What’s New at Sage?
We have a new series on our YouTube channel! Wellness Wednesday videos are interviews of our providers giving you practical tips to live a happier, healthier life. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a Wellness Wednesday Video!
Expanding Addiction Services to Rural Communities in NM
One of Sage Neuroscience Center’s top priorities is enhancing the way we deliver behavioral and physical health care services to our communities in New Mexico. Rural New Mexicans are at a significant disadvantage with unequal access to care and treatment for alcohol and drug-related problems. Sage Neuroscience Center wants to help increase that access by making our services available (in-person or remotely via telehealth).
Call us today at (505) 502-4950 for more information!
COVID-19 Updates at Sage
We are continuing to do our part by providing the safest care possible. Our staff members have received the first round of the Pfizer vaccine and our second dose should be right around the corner. While we are still doing online appointments, we’re being very careful in the office with hygiene, distance, and masks.
We are still limiting our capacity for our in-person IOP. We can only have five people in a room at a time.
- We will continue to check temperatures for all patients, staff, and providers coming into the office.
- We have installed plexiglass at each of the check-in desks and the pharmacy.
- We have added 6ft apart stickers on the floor for check-in lines to comply with social distancing.
- All individuals must wear masks inside of the clinic.
- If you have any shortness of breath, fever, cough, or loss of smell, please stay home!
Having Fun During COVID-19
We asked one of our therapists, Andrea Gonzales, how we can have fun during this pandemic. She suggested “getting weird with it,” meaning doing things outside of the box that still creates a connection- even if it’s a bit awkward.
Quotes of the Month
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Community Outreach & Marketing
BA in Strategic Communication – University of New Mexico
Imani is a writer and social media manager who assists the admin of Sage with community outreach and marketing.
Her own struggles with mental health and experience in therapy give her a unique perspective to empathize with the patients/clients of Sage. Her experiences influence the blogs that she writes and the social media content she produces.
In her free time, Imani enjoys traveling, making YouTube videos, reading, and obnoxiously singing to show tunes.
* All blog content that is written by Imani is approved by a licensed mental health professional.*